Does background audio work?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Cod3rror, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

    Cod3rror

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    #1
    Can you open a YouTube video in Safari and then make the audio play in the background from the video?



    Before iOS 6.1, you could do this,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwPXIUlAKAo

    After iOS 6.1 however, you cannot do it anymore.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg77imswSp4



    It's an extremely handy feature and the reason I did not update to iOS 6. I wonder if they've enabled it again in iOS 7?

    Can somebody check please?
     
  2. JWalker1995 macrumors regular

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    having tried it, unfortunately its still blocked as it was in >6.1 :/
     
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816

    MadGoat

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    That's something that YouTube is responsible for...

    But why would you want to play a movie and not watch it?
     
  4. JWalker1995 macrumors regular

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    its good for if your listen to a song/podcast thats not available in the iTunes store, but you don't need to see 3 guys sat in front of microphones for the duration of listening
     
  5. Cod3rror thread starter macrumors 68000

    Cod3rror

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    Thanks! That is really unfortunate :(

    It's not YouTube's fault, videos from other sites don't play either, when before, they used to.

    And this is why it's good have background audio.

    I open up YouTube in Safari, background audio it and then browse in Chrome or do something else.

    It's great for documentaries, music, podcasts, various shows, etc... think of all the times you have something playing in another tab while you do something else, this is the same.
     

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