This browser lets you listen to YouTube videos with the phone’s screen turned off, it’s free and without ads

Over the years, YouTube has positioned itself as one of the main options for viewing videos on all kinds of topics and thanks to this, content creators, youtubers in this case, have found a business model that allows them to make a profit. through the popularity of the content they share on the platform.

However, the Google’s video service is also an alternative used by music lovers who come to him to listen to their favorite songs or look for hidden gems in their favorite musical genre.

Despite the fact that YouTube is also widely used by people who not only want to listen to the music in the videos, this platform is not so kind to people who consume its content from a smartphone or tablet. Because the application does not allow you to play the videos when the screen is off or while another is used apps.

Ads on YouTube are usually 30 seconds. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) – Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

So in order to continue listening to the videos in the background, while the phone is locked and kept in your pocket, it is necessary to pay a subscription to the YouTube Premium service whose cost is $17,900 Colombian pesos per month.

By accessing the paid subscription, the platform automatically enables the playback of videos in the background, it also removes the presence of banner ads and provides access to exclusive content that is hosted on the service.

However, those who do not wish to take the membership option now have a useful resource that will make it possible listen to the audio of YouTube videos while the cell phone screen is off and without having to pay a single penny.

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Browser allows you to listen to YouTube audio with the screen off

Currently, users of Android devices can turn to the Vivaldi web browser, which makes it possible to play the audio of YouTube videos in the background, for free and without having to add strange plug-ins that can affect the operation of the phone.

Recently, in the browser’s official blog, it was announced that the latest update of the application incorporated several new features and one of the most outstanding features was the possibility of being able to keep listening to the audio of YouTube videos in the background directly from the browser.

So it will not be necessary to pay a monthly subscription to YouTube Premium to listen to all the music or other content offered by the Google service.

In order to activate this option initially, it is necessary to go to the Google Play Store and perform the download from the web browser named ‘Vivaldi’which operates completely free of charge.

Once the browser installation is done, it will be necessary to open the YouTube website and execute the following steps:

Vivaldi is a web browser that allows you to listen to YouTube videos with the phone screen turned off.
Vivaldi is a web browser that allows you to listen to YouTube videos with the phone screen turned off. – Photo: Screenshot / Week
  • From the browser, the user must go to the tab manager (option located in the lower right corner of the screen)
  • Touch the icon of three vertical dots that is located in the upper right part
  • Enter the ‘Settings’ option
  • Turn on the ‘Allow background audio playback’ feature
  • Click on the ‘Restart’ button for the changes made in the browser to be applied
The Vivaldi browser allows you to listen to YouTube videos with the phone screen turned off.
The Vivaldi browser allows you to listen to YouTube videos with the phone screen turned off. – Photo: Screenshot / Week
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After executing these steps it is necessary to use the browser to enter the YouTube website, then a video from the platform will have to be played and when the user exits the browser app or turns off their phone screen they will notice that the playback will not stop.

Thanks to this resource it will be possible to check social networks or open other applications while continuing to listen to the audio of a YouTube video, this will eliminate the discomfort generated by having to keep the cell phone screen on and especially when the user is walking down the street. or aboard public transport bus.

It should be noted that for this tool to work perfectly it is advisable to access the Vivaldi browser settings and go to the ‘Web pages’ option, there it will be necessary to activate the function ‘Stay in the browser’. Carrying out this process will prevent the official YouTube application from opening if you want to play the video.

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