Listen to YouTube while using other apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Harvey Specter, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Just figured this out, so if you know already please don't judge me.

    When you open a YouTube video, double tap the home button for the multitasking, open another app, then swipe to the music controls and press play.

    I'm excited. :D
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Is this some kind of loop hole or an actual feature? This would seem pretty useful. :)
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    That's actually pretty awesome. I'm using an OG Motorola Droid and this is one app that Android doesn't multitask. Sometimes I'll be listening to a YouTube vid and press the home key thinking it'll keep playing just like music/pandora/etc. would.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    This must be new, post 4.1 at least.

    The YouTube app previously would not run in the background. Before, you had to go to in Safari to do this.
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2009
    This has been available for a while now.

    I have bluetooth audio in my car, and wanted to play music from YouTube but when you lock the phone, it cuts the audio.

    So just double tap the home button after starting to play the video, press play and it will continue while locked :)
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    I've be doing this since iOS4.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Wow.. never knew I could do this. Thanks.

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