One of the most frustrating things about using YouTube on your mobile is the fact that it always has to be the app in the forefront. If you want to do anything else your music grinds to a halt. This had to be rectified and now it has with this Xposed module: YouTube Background Playback. Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to push YouTube to the back and use other apps without disturbing your favourite tunes.
- Get the module
The YouTube app doesn’t let you play in the background. To fix this, go to: tinyurl.com/lh6xxnj
and download the module.
- Install it
Next, install the download. Then go to the Xposed framework app and tap the box next to the module.
- Time for a reboot
When you’ve ticked the box, reboot your device to make the changes stick, then open the YouTube app.
- Search for a song
Next, search a song as you would normally. There’s no extra setup needed. If the module is working, it’s simple to test.
- Start to play
Start the song playing in the app and then navigate to your homescreen. If it has worked, the song will keep playing.
- Notifications bar
You’ll see the YouTube icon in the notifications bar. You can drag this down to pause or skip whatever you are listening to.
- Check other apps
Open Chrome and some other apps to make sure that the playback is working properly. Then lock your device.
- On the lock screen
You’ll see an icon on your lock screen showing the video being played and a pause button to stop it without unlocking.
- If it didn’t work
Check the version of YouTube you’re running. You’ll need the most up-to-date version, so ensure it’s installed.