Does background audio work?

Cod3rror

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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?
 

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?
 

JWalker1995

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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
 

Cod3rror

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having tried it, unfortunately its still blocked as it was in >6.1 :/
Thanks! That is really unfortunate :(

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

But why would you want to play a movie and not watch it?
It's not YouTube's fault, videos from other sites don't play either, when before, they used to.

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
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.