Make sure your YouTube Premium membership has not expired. If you recently lost access to YouTube Premium and then re-subscribed, note that it will take a few hours for saved videos to become available again once you've re-subscribed. Make sure that you're using the latest version of the YouTube app. Visit your device's app store and check if you have any pending updates for the YouTube app. If you have a new phone, or you've recently restored your phone, it may include an old version of the YouTube app e. Check that you haven't blocked all notifications for the YouTube app. You can confirm this within your device settings. If this happens, you'll need to re-enable YouTube notifications at the OS level and, if you still don't want to receive notifications, you can disable them from the YouTube app settings. Back to Troubleshoot YouTube Premium member benefits.
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Keep listening even when you can't watch
If you exit your YouTube app or lock your smartphone, the video will stop as well. This is because YouTube makes money from video Ads. More video is played more money they make. So, how do you use your phone or not use it at all and still be able to listen to your favourite music or podcasts on YouTube at the same time? Turns out there are multiple ways to do so. That said, if for any reason, you are not interested in the YouTube premium, the following are some options you can try. This is probably the best way to play YouTube videos in the background. And the good part is, it works for any OS i.
Check that your membership hasn’t expired
Closing the YouTube app will stop the video from playing, but there are a few simple workarounds that will allow you to listen to a video in the background. Better yet, there are ways to get a mini pop-up YouTube player while you browse elsewhere. Looking for music on YouTube to listen to in the background? Perhaps you should take a look at our guide on how to download music from YouTube and listen on any device.