Lock Screen Interrupts airplay from youtube ios app to apple tv.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2020
I have a youtube premium account and i often time airplay videos from my iPhone YouTube app to apple tv.

With YT premium, I can background play the YT videos and airplay it to apple tv.

Since I upgraded to ios14 and tvOS 14, every time I airplay videos to apple tv, the video stops when the iphone goes dark, into lock mode, or when i leave the app. When I tap on the screen I can see the video file and when I tab the play button the video will play but it will start from the very beginning. If i manage to have it back ground play while airplaying it to the apple tv, everytie i switch back to the youtube app, the video will be interrupted and start from beginning again.

Has anyone run into the same problem?
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macrumors member
Dec 22, 2008
Yep same with other subscriptions I have. I don't sub to YT Premium.
But Formula 1 and WEC live broadcasts over airplay is the same.
Phone is unusable if I'm using airplay.


macrumors newbie
Oct 12, 2020
Same here using my iPhone on iOS 14. I have a couple of other devices on lower than ios 14 (an iPad on the last release of iOS 12 and an iPhone 6 on iOS 13). Both of these work fine when airplaying to my Apple TV which is on TVOS14 and be locked or I can leave the YouTube app and AirPlay will continue. This says to me that it’s not the Apple TV that’s the problem but iOS 14.
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