YouTube: how to listen to your favorite song on your smartphone with the screen off?

You don’t need to download unknown apps on your phone to watch YouTube videos with the screen off. You can use this trick that works on Android and iPhone.

Thanks to Brave, you can listen to YouTube videos, even if your cell phone screen is off. Photo: Techspot

Many people usually use the YouTube application to listen to their favorite songs on their cell phones, whether they are Android or iPhone, the problem with this platform is that it has many limitations. One of the most annoying, which still cannot be fixed, prevents users from continuing to hear their favorite artist when their device’s screen is off. Is there any solution? We reveal it to you.

Unlike Spotify, which does have an option to play songs with the screen off, the YouTube app stops the music, so users are forced to keep their phone screen on, which generates an unnecessary battery drain. Fortunately, there is a method to prevent that from happening and here we are going to show you.

Currently, there are several YouTube mods (such as YouTube Vanced) that have additional functions that the official application does not have; However, since they are not published on the Play Store, but on external download sites, you run the risk that the APK is infected with malware. In these cases, it is best to use a well-known browser.

How to listen to YouTube music with the cell phone screen off?

1. Enter the Play Store or App Store and download Brave.

2. Once you have installed this browser, go to your address bar and go to YouTube

3. When you open the page, you will have to press the three dots icon and choose ‘add to the main screen‘.

4. A YouTube icon will be created on the screen of your Android or iPhone, which you will use instead of the original icon.

5. Go back into Brave settings and activate the ‘ Background video playback ‘ option.

That would be all. The YouTube videos that you play in this browser will not stop when you turn off the screen, nor when you minimize Brave to open other applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.

YouTube: know the trick to prevent the app from recommending videos you don’t like

YouTube has become the favorite app of millions of users to watch music videos, tutorials or documentaries. Therefore, it may be annoying that when entering the platform we find content that is not of our interest. However, we can avoid this problem with a few simple methods that we can apply. Which are? Find out in the following paragraphs.

When you allow someone else to watch YouTube videos from your mobile or computer, all the videos that are played will be associated with your account activity. In such a way that the YouTube algorithm will take into account all that activity to recommend videos similar to the ones you recently watched.

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There Are Up To Three Methods To Stop Watching Videos That We Do Not Like. Photo: Lr Composition

YouTube: trick to share a playlist of songs with your friends

One of the most used options by YouTube users are the playlists which, as their name indicates, is a list in which we add the songs we like to be able to listen to them from the computer or an Android phone.

It is thanks to the playlist that Internet users avoid looking for their favorite songs on YouTube since it will only be enough to access this collection of songs to be able to listen to them without having to type a word in the service’s search engine.

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You Can Share Youtube Playlists With Your Friends On Social Networks Such As Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram, Among Others. Photo: Esmandau

YouTube and the trick to download videos without using strange programs

YouTube is the video platform most used by millions of people around the world to watch all kinds of audiovisual content, be it the songs of our favorite artists or tutorials that can help us a lot. For this reason, it is common for us to choose to keep one of these videos on our PC, laptop, or smartphone. How can you do it? Here we tell you the steps you must follow.

While there are many programs and applications that promise to download YouTube videos, the ideal is to use secure platforms. Whether on Windows, Mac and even Android and iOS, we have simple options where your data is not at risk.

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