How to Play YouTube on Your Android Phone
How to Play YouTube videos in the background on iOS devices is something that more people are asking themselves when they have caught the vista of wonderful videos on YouTube. How did they get this feature working with their devices? It’s actually pretty easy to implement if you have the right instructions and a bit of creativity to boot. Let’s take a look at the answer to that question and how to get it working for your device.
The first method listed below covers works to successfully play YouTube videos in the background on an iPhone or iPad; here’s how you can do that: Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad. Tap the YouTube logo on the home button. Wait for the site to load completely. At this point, you should see a progress bar appear on the right side of the screen. If you’re at a point where YouTube isn’t loading entirely, the best thing you can do is simply swiping down on the bar so that it expands and you can see all of the options available.
If none of the above methods work, the second option is the one that’ll get you playing those YouTube videos in the background on your device. This method involves using a third-party app to mirror the YouTube videos you want to watch in your own window. This is achieved by using the iOS apps called i Videos and HLS. These apps were designed specifically to make this type of thing possible on your Apple device.
For those who aren’t familiar with either of these apps, they are both simply variations of the same thing. Both of them start playing videos in the background even when you aren’t actively using a computer or going to the app you’d like to use. So once you’ve installed the respective programs, you simply need to start the YouTube videos playing apps so that your television starts playing them as soon as you open them up.
The first thing you have to do is install I Videos from the App Store. Once that’s done, you should see an icon for a blank video Player under the General section of the home screen. Tap that icon. You should see a play icon for the YouTube videos that you’re trying to stream. Simply touch that play icon to begin streaming.
If you’d like the video player to start automatically when you power up your device, that’s also an option you can tap. Simply swipe in from the right edge of the screen to bring up the main menu for the player app. Once that is open, you can touch in the options you’d like, and then swipe in from the left edge to actually switch it on for use with your device. If you have it set to begin playing at a time that’s convenient for you, just tap the play icon again to put it in effect.
Finally, there are a couple of third-party YouTube apps you can install that will automatically put the YouTube player on your home screen. These apps work as what’s called “linker” apps, which link up everything that appears on your home screen to the YouTube player. They work for all the major apps and some of the more specific ones, too. For example, the browser that appears when you boot up your Android phone looks almost exactly like the one that appears on some web browsers to link everything to YouTube. Even so, if you’re really serious about getting high-quality entertainment on your home screen, you’ll probably want to consider installing one of these other apps, since the built-in one won’t be very useful to you.
So how do you get these videos to load? How do you get the YouTube player to begin playing them? You do this by tapping the play button (or any other function you’d usually find on the control center) and then clicking on the link displayed in the window. As long as the video doesn’t buff or play slowly, you should be fine; YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the internet for videos. Once you find the exact place where you’d like to watch the video, you can either click the private browsing button to go into private browsing mode or click the “buff” icon to make your YouTube video buffing, so that you can have the audio and video for the full effect.