YouTube Premium on Android: How to Listen to Music with Screen Off


On our Android mobiles, we have access to various streaming platforms to enjoy the best content, but none compare to YouTube. Despite increasing advertising on Google’s service, there’s a remedy: YouTube Premium. This subscription not only removes ads but also offers a premium feature: listening to music with your phone locked.

Listening Convenience on YouTube Premium

Whether listening to podcasts or favorite music, the experience is unique. What if we told you that you can continue listening to videos even after turning off the screen? With a simple browser trick, you can achieve this without additional downloads or applications.

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Accessing YouTube Premium Features for Free

The easiest way to access YouTube on an Android phone, whether it’s Samsung, Xiaomi, Google, or Oppo, is through the official application. While the subscription is highly recommended for regular content consumers, occasional users or those who only listen to music may find one feature particularly appealing: the ability to lock the screen and continue playback. You can have this feature without paying a cent, all you need is a web browser.

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The Trick: Using the Media Player Function

All Android phones have a media player function that controls multimedia next to notifications or in the Control Center for Xiaomi, Redmi, or POCO mobiles. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your Android mobile.
  2. Enter the video you want to listen to with the screen off and tap the “Share” button.
  3. In the dropdown, select “Copy link” or tap on your header browser to open it there.
  4. Open your preferred browser and paste the video URL in the address bar by holding down your finger and tapping “Paste.”
  5. The video will start playing. Lock your phone using the physical button, and playback will stop as expected.
  6. To resume playback without unlocking the screen, press the unlock button, and use the player to tap the “Play” icon. It will start playing again where you left off. You can lock the screen again, and enjoy a paid feature on YouTube for free.
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In conclusion, with a simple browser trick, you can enjoy the best of YouTube Premium features without paying. This trick is simple yet effective and doesn’t require downloading additional apps. If this method doesn’t appeal to you, you can try the web app that also allows it.


1. Can I use this trick on any Android phone?

Yes, this trick works on all Android phones that have a media player function.

2. Will this trick work for videos other than music?

Yes, you can use this trick for any video on YouTube, not just music videos.

3. Do I need to have the YouTube app installed to use this trick?

No, you can use any web browser on your Android phone to take advantage of this trick.

4. Can I use this trick on iOS devices?

No, this trick is specific to Android devices.

5. Is this trick legal?

Yes, this trick is legal as long as you’re not violating YouTube’s terms of service.

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