10-14-2017 06:31 PM
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  1. Peter2015's Avatar
    Hi guys. I think the title of this thread pretty much explains it. If I am listening to the music from youtube app or the browser it plays fine until I minimize them (put on background) or lock my phone. Then music stops playing. I looked in the settings all over the phone how to make it to continue playing but couldn't find anything. Also is there a way to pull volume stop/play control on the lock screen?. I miss this feature as I had it on my iphone 6 and also on the iphone music continues playing regardless if apps are on a background or screen is locked.
    thank you.
    05-06-2015 11:19 AM
  2. Mystikal777's Avatar
    As far as I know, you cannot set the default YouTube app to play in the background, the same with stock browsers. There is an app called Viral Lite which I use, it plays all YouTube Videos, you can change the video screen to whatever size you want and it plays the video as a floating video as well, plus it will continue playing when you have other apps open or if you are on your lock screen. Try it out.
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    05-06-2015 11:58 AM
  3. GIyer's Avatar
    The have a few downloaded MP3's on my SG 6 edge device. I use the native player to play these while driving. Everything works fine even when the phone locks. However i noticed when i get an email or a text message notification, the music pauses.I have to manually set it to play again. I also realised i cannot multi-task while the music is playing. I have to pause it first to be able to unlock the phone and browse etc.

    Was never an issue with SG3. Not sure if this is a software bug or a setup issue.
    05-06-2015 12:10 PM
  4. Mdbills484's Avatar
    That's weird. My youtube not only plays in the background but there is also a lockscreen widget to control the music.
    05-06-2015 12:19 PM
  5. Peter2015's Avatar
    hmm... interesting.. must be something in the settings? I disabled all native players (google and milk). I am personally using PowerAMP (awesome little player) so I can multitask with no problems. It's just I have a problem with playing from browser or youtube app
    05-06-2015 12:22 PM
  6. Mystikal777's Avatar
    The have a few downloaded MP3's on my SG 6 edge device. I use the native player to play these while driving. Everything works fine even when the phone locks. However i noticed when i get an email or a text message notification, the music pauses.I have to manually set it to play again. I also realised i cannot multi-task while the music is playing. I have to pause it first to be able to unlock the phone and browse etc.

    Was never an issue with SG3. Not sure if this is a software bug or a setup issue.
    Have you checked the stock music player settings to see if there is an option to continue music when notifications arrive? This shouldn't really happen by default, sometimes muting the phone will allow music to continue as the notification sound doesn't interrupt the music is playing. I have the PowerAmp Music app, which doesn't have any issues with notification interruptions, might be worth checking out to see if that might stop this happening.
    05-06-2015 12:26 PM
  7. Peter2015's Avatar
    As far as I know, you cannot set the default YouTube app to play in the background, the same with stock browsers. There is an app called Viral Lite which I use, it plays all YouTube Videos, you can change the video screen to whatever size you want and it plays the video as a floating video as well, plus it will continue playing when you have other apps open or if you are on your lock screen. Try it out.
    thank you. I'll give it a try. However it is strange that there is such a weird limitation of all-powerful android OS whereas very-limited iOS has this feature built in to the system.
    05-06-2015 12:26 PM
  8. Peter2015's Avatar
    That's weird. My youtube not only plays in the background but there is also a lockscreen widget to control the music.
    how do you pull the widget to the lock screen I couldn't find it anywhere even tried to google it. are you using fingerprint lock? maybe it is not available on fingerprint lock?
    05-06-2015 12:28 PM
  9. boogas8's Avatar
    If you want YouTube music to play when the apps not up, you must have a play music subscription. It's included in the subscription. I have play music and can play YouTube music in the background.

    Sent from my Galaxy S6 Edge via the Uncarrier
    05-06-2015 02:07 PM
  10. EngYoko's Avatar
    I have nexus 6 & the last update for YouTube but I cant use the YouTube as background while I'm using other apps but it does only work if I lock my screen !! By pressing the power button twice . can you help me !!
    06-18-2015 09:27 AM
  11. Debbie Burdette's Avatar
    That's weird. My youtube not only plays in the background but there is also a lockscreen widget to control the music.
    I have the Note Egde and mine played in the background and had controls on the edge screen. But now it has stopped and I don't know how to fix it.
    06-30-2015 08:41 PM
  12. Mdbills484's Avatar
    I have the Note Egde and mine played in the background and had controls on the edge screen. But now it has stopped and I don't know how to fix it.
    make sure you are still logged into your account on Play Music and are paying the subscription price It is a perk available to paid users.
    07-08-2015 05:50 PM
  13. E_Allen's Avatar
    They (google) took that feature out of viral lite, & removed every other app that plays Google videos with locked screen for monetary reasons aka greed.
    07-28-2015 03:51 AM
  14. Ikkuh's Avatar
    As far as I know, you cannot set the default YouTube app to play in the background, the same with stock browsers. There is an app called Viral Lite which I use, it plays all YouTube Videos, you can change the video screen to whatever size you want and it plays the video as a floating video as well, plus it will continue playing when you have other apps open or if you are on your lock screen. Try it out.
    No not any more. I guess Google doesnt want that anymore
    08-16-2015 06:37 AM
  15. Paul Dela Crz's Avatar
    Hmmmm, at least for me, I was able to get my YouTube running music while in the background if I accessed youtube.com from the Chrome app rather than the YouTube app directly. I think the YouTube website that runs on my Chrome app is up to date because it also has the interface with the semi-transparent black play bar. I'm not sure if this solution applies to you, but it's worth a try. This message has been sent via Galaxy Note 5 in case you were wondering.
    09-18-2015 12:27 PM
  16. James Kids's Avatar
    Hi guy,

    I have the same problem. but I found a application solve my problem a month ago. It's name is "Touch Lock - Touch Blocker "
    I like running while listening to music everyday. now I always play YouTube video and lock screen when I running and haven't pausing on my pocket.

    you can try to download the Touch Lock - Touch Blocker from Google Play Store

    <<copy by google play store >>

    ► How to lock screen while watching youtube?
    Step1. Choose your video and playing.
    Step2. Drop-down the notification and tap the Touch Lock icon.
    Step3. Ya, It's enable now !!!
    10-20-2015 01:41 AM
  17. tuneself's Avatar
    That's on purpose. Google doesn't want the user to be able to listen to music when YouTube app or YouTube in the browser are in the background. Google Play even rejected the update of my app once mistakenly thinking that I overcame this and let the users play YouTube in the background from my app. What I got from the Google Play support team is that it's not allowed because Google was/is going to make such a feature paid (monetize that way).

    Search for "YouTube Music Key paid content on Android mobile devices", follow the first link in the search results. I hope it will explain everything.

    PS Also, it is worth noting that Google has been kicking out all the apps which can play YouTube in the background. So even if you find one, most likely it won't be available (Google Play Store at least) soon.
    10-21-2015 01:53 AM
  18. Joe Garcia7's Avatar
    Hey. Nah...after I had subscribed to Google play music...I went to YouTube and looked up a song ...exited and then it gave me a link that said: background play enabled
    And I could go to settings and from setting it took me took a page labeled (obviously in the phones settings): Background and Offline

    Of which it allows me to enable or disable "playback"..which is the background play setting...and this is all on my brand new galaxy note 5
    02-03-2016 10:22 AM
  19. PBRL82's Avatar
    I have a note 4, and I always play Pandora thru car stereo but somehow lately after about 10 mins of screen timeout the app closes and quits playing. I made sure restrict background data was off for app and in data settings. I don't know what else to do to make it keep playing.
    03-18-2016 06:46 AM
  20. Freedom111's Avatar
    Is this even legal? It seems like extortion. We pay for an own the phone. Playing music in the background should not be blocked by a company. Could be worth looking into. Enough is enough.
    03-26-2016 09:49 AM
  21. stesyl's Avatar
    As someone stated earlier,use Chrome access the mobile YouTube app. Start a video and pause it ,you should see a small speaker icon on the notification bar. Don't back out ,but hit your home button, the speaker icon should still be there. Pull coin your notification shade and start your video. It will play while using other apps and while locked. I made a shortcut for the YouTube page on my main screen for quick access. Hope this helps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-28-2016 09:44 AM
  22. moorcrofte's Avatar
    Download google chrome and go on youtube, log on and listen to any song, but wait for the ads to finish then you can lock your phone, the music will stop then go on the lock screen menu and click play, it works whether using bluetooth, the 3.5mm jack or the in built speakers. I hope this helps.
    04-08-2016 03:09 PM
  23. Scrogg ness's Avatar
    havent paid and mine does it
    08-12-2016 10:43 PM
  24. Brittany Sapp's Avatar
    You have to subscribe to the PAID YouTube service for this feature. It's called "YouTube Red" and allows you to minimize a YouTube window and keep playing in background while you use other apps.
    09-05-2016 09:28 PM
  25. fufus's Avatar
    Try No Pause Lock. Great app that simply allows you to lock your phone without pausing active app like YouTube on lock screen
    www.nopauselock.eu
    12-12-2016 09:16 PM
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