Want the YouTube Red off-screen playback feature without paying for the subscription? Here is a complete guide to play your YouTube music off-screen.

Since the dawn and birth of the world’s biggest video networks were born, Millions of users now who have yearned to play YouTube off-screen. Despite all the vivid features of  YouTube, the off-screen playback is reserved for paid subscribers of YouTube Music Key by Google. 

YouTube Music Key service has now been updated into a newer version YouTube Red, with ad-free background playback. We have covered how to get rid of the YouTube ads, so here is a guide to help you play YouTube off-screen on Android.

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Step 1: Download Mozilla Firefox for Android to play YouTube off-screen

As high as Google Chrome may be for your Android device, it doesn’t enable YouTube playback with the screen turned off. To get this excellent feature, you need the Mozilla Firefox browser for Android. Go to Google Play Store app and search for Firefox or download it using the link below.

Download Mozilla Firefox for Android

Step 2: Open YouTube as “Desktop Site”

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Start by typing YouTube.com into the URL bar of the Firefox browser and press Enter. Once the YouTube webpage is open, tap on the three-dot menu button on the top-right corner of the screen to enter the settings menu. 

From the Slide-out menu, scroll down to find “Request Desktop Site” and tap on the checkbox next to it. It will make the desktop version of YouTube open in Firefox, which is crucial for playing videos under off-screen 

Step 3: Play YouTube with your screen off


With YouTube open in Firefox as the desktop version, you can search for the video that you want to play in the background. Once you hit the play button on the video, quickly press the home button on your device. 

You will notice that even after exiting the Firefox browser, you can still hear the audio from YouTube playing in the background. You can now continue to listen to the sound and even turn off the screen while the audio continues to play in the environment. 

Are you excited that you can now play YouTube off-screen on Android? Do let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section down below. 

Source: Beebom 


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