1. eroth1988's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S6. Can't figure out how to get youtube to play in background! Is it even possible? Thanks!
    06-23-2015 10:30 PM
  2. drone3's Avatar
    Use an alternative YouTube app, try viral pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Mata.YTplayerP

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    06-23-2015 10:49 PM
  3. warpdrive's Avatar
    There is also dual screen with the S6. YouTube works with dual screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-23-2015 10:59 PM
  4. monasd's Avatar
    Have you accidentally disabled background playback?

    Background play

    With a Music Key subscription, you can navigate to other apps on your mobile device and your video will continue to play in the background, similar to navigating to new browser windows on a desktop computer while your YouTube video continues to play in the background.

    Disable background

    By default, background is enabled at all times. You can choose to disable it completely by following these steps:

    In the YouTube app for Android, tap the menu icon, and select Settings
    Select Background & Offline
    Below Background play, select Playback
    Make your selection:
    Off means video will never continue in the background
    Headphones or speakers means video will only continue in the background if you’ve connected headphones or an external audio device
    This feature is only available on Android devices running Android version 4.0 or above.
    Background playback controls

    When a video is in the background, you can pause, play, or skip through videos in a playlist directly from the notifications tray or the lock screen.
    06-24-2015 07:18 AM
  5. Stemfour's Avatar
    I dont have the "Background anf Offline" option in my Youtube app settings.

    S6 running Lollipop.
    06-24-2015 07:26 AM
  6. monasd's Avatar
    Then you probably don't have Google Play Music subscription or Youtube Music Key subscription.
    06-24-2015 02:24 PM
  7. ron561's Avatar
    There are apps in the play store that will allow you to do that. Otherwise, you need to be a Google music subscriber. I have a subscription with Google.

    It can be frustrating playing YouTube videos in the background though. The system will kill off the service after you open a certain amount of apps. So often times, you will lose your place in a video which can be a pain if you're listening to podcasts. So you have to keep switching back to it in order to keep it running.
    06-24-2015 02:40 PM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    Dual screen, dual screen, it's an S6 people, make the most of it!

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    06-24-2015 04:58 PM
  9. lutin's Avatar
    Does this enable playback even when the screen is off?
    06-24-2015 06:11 PM

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