How to Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Android Nougat

how to enable youtube background playback

In this useful tutorial, we are going to share an ingenious trick that will enable you to play YouTube Videos in the background on Android Nougat running mobile or tablet device. After learning how to enable YouTube background playback on Android devices running on Nougat firmware, you will be able to text, write a note, send Facebook message, type tweet or a Facebook post or comments, chat on WhatsApp messenger, and accomplish lots more while an open YouTube video keeps playing in the background even when you are outside the YouTube app.

YouTube is world’s largest source of online video sharing and posting. Everyday millions of videos are uploaded on YouTube. There is not doubt that for many people YouTube is the go-to app when they want to spend some quality leisure time. Normally when you close YouTube app, any open video stops playing on your device. So when you lock your device or do some other tasks any open video stops right there and then. To get rid of this little annoying issue, Google offers YouTube Red service. If you wish to enable YouTube Background Playback and watch ad-free videos, go ahead and spend ridiculously high $9.99 per month on YouTube Red’s subscription by all means to play songs, videos, and other stuff on YouTube in the background. But who’s got so much spare money to spend for just one feature in YouTube. Out aim here is to help our readers accomplish more by spending less money on tech apps.

Users of Android devices running on Android Marshmallow or older firmware versions have plenty of Xposed modules available for enabling YouTube background playback to keep running video in the background. Sadly Xposed Modules hasn’t extended this support to Android Nougat firmware yet. Android users with phones or tablets powered by latest Android nougat can benefit from Xposed Modules feature of YouTube background playback. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to get around this issue. With the simple trick shown below, you will be able to play YouTube videos in the background of your Android Nougat running devices by enabling YouTube background playback feature. Please note that in order to make this trick work, your Android device must in root state. If it’s not rooted, check out our guide on how to quickly root Android device (users of Samsung/Galaxy & Nexus devices can click here to see how to root) and use a root checker app to verify root status before proceeding.

How To Enable YouTube Background Playback To Run YouTube Videos In The Background On Android Nougat

1 – First of all, download latest version of the Lucky Patcher app on your Android Nougat running device.

2 – Before installing the Lucky Patcher app, make sure Unknown Sources option is enabled in Settings > Security menu of your device.

3 – Now install Lucky Patcher and launch the app on your device.

4 – You will see a popup asking you to allow SuperSU access permission, simply tap GRANT button to allow it.

lucky patcher supersu access request box

5 – Next, in the Lucky Patcher app, you will see a list of all installed apps on your Android Nougat device.

6 – Now, tap on the Open menu of patches option. If YouTube is installed as a system app on your device, you will get a warning message saying it’s a system app. Simply tap YES and see the next steps.

7 – Then, tap on the Custom patch option and hit Apply to patch YouTube app on your device.

8 – Wait until YouTube app gets patched onto your device. Once done, you will get a process complete message box showing that the YouTube app has been patched.

9 – That’s all.

Close the Lucky Patcher app and open YouTube, play any video and hit Home button to move out of the YouTube app. You will now see now see a YouTube background playback notification with options to Play/Pause and Previous/Next, and which you can access from the notification bar.

youtube background playback in android nougat

Enjoy your favorite music tracks on YouTube without having to keep the app open or paying unseemly high subscription fee for YouTube Red service. Do share you experience in the background.

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