Finally, someone has cracked the code.
Thanks to a genius iPhone hack, you can now play music from YouTube without having to actually stay on the YouTube app. Here's how it works:
First, you have to go to YouTube using the mobile web browser and not the actual app. Once you're there, you can go ahead and choose whatever song you feel like playing. Since I've randomly been feeling this song this week, we'll go with "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" for this example.
Instead of playing from the app's video player, the song will be opened up in Safari's video player, which is the biggest key here. When you press the home button on the iPhone or try to move to another app, the music will still stop.
But when you drag your finger from the bottom of the screen so the menu with wifi options and all that good stuff comes up, you can press the play button and voilà! The music starts playing, despite you being away from YouTube.
For users on phones with iOS 10, you'll have to swipe to the right before reaching the "play" option. So it'll look like this.
Now, we all know what usually happens when you try to do this using the ordinary YouTube app. When you exit YouTube's app, the music stops and the "play" option is not even available to you.
In fact, YouTube usually chooses to advertise YouTube Red at times like these, a premium subscription to the service that allows you to listen to audio while away from the app, without having to use any tricks.
But let's be real, no one's trying to pay $9.99 a month for that feature alone, so this YouTube hack is clutch.
Oh, and by the way, the hack comes courtesy of Lewis Hilsenteger, host of the popular YouTube channel, "Unbox Therapy."
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