Youtube, the second largest search engine after Google, has just recently added a new music service called Youtube Music.
The platform allows users to listen to official albums, singles, videos, remixes, live performances and more on Android, iOS, and desktop.
As you already know that is illegal to download music from youtube.
So this post is all about how to listen to your favourite youtube Christian music or Youtube Christmas music for free.
There is also Youtube country music, so even if you are not a Christian you can still listen to your best song on youtube music or youtube playlist for free.
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WHAT IS YOUTUBE MUSIC
YouTube Music is a relatively new music streaming service by Google. It focuses majorly on music video streaming.
It is available through a mobile app or web player.
Youtube music offers a free-to-use, and premium service.
There are a number of things you can not do with the free Youtube music video, like removal of ads, listening of songs in the background on your mobile device while you are working on the device, and downloading of songs for offline playback.
FEATURES OF YOUTUBE MUSIC
Most of the Youtube music feature depends on the tier.
The premium tiers feature ads removal, music download for offline playback.
With the Youtube Music premium, you can listen to music on your device without ads interruption.
The platform Hotlist to enable users to keep up with trending songs.
Another feature is the Songs recommendation and playlist display based on taste, time of the day, and location.
You search for a song with a description even when you don’t know the name.
HOW TO PLAY YOUTUBE MUSIC FREE ON YOUTUBE APP
Youtube music can be downloaded for free from Google play store, or Apple play store, depending on your device.
This works on Android, iPhone, iPad, PC etc.
- Go play store and enter Youtube music on the search bar.
- Wait for it to display then click on install.
- Once you download the free Youtube music app, create your account. You will need a unique username and password at this stage.
Once you are done, Open youtube music starts listening to your favourite songs.
HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUTUBE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND FREE
To play music in the background on the free tier, where reading or chatting is only possible in android youtube app, and it is possible only when you have enabled Picture in Picture for YouTube in Android.
To do that simply follow the steps below;
- Navigate to Settings from the main menu, and select “Apps & Notifications”
- Click on the “Advanced” button at the bottom of your screen
- Then select “Special app access” > “Picture-in-picture”
- This will display a list of apps that support PiP. Enable PiP for YouTube by turning the toggle on.
HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUTUBE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND FREE ON ANDROID PHONE.
This method works on your browser, not the youtube app.
- Visit music.youtube.com on your web browser.
- Navigate to Settings and select desktop mode.
- Click on the play button close to the music you want to listen to
- Turn off the display by click on the home screen. This will cause the music to stop playing.
- If the music stops playing, simply pull down the notifications from the top of the screen, look for the notification for the current song then con play it from there.
If you are using an iPhone, you will need to swipe to the control centre and press play.
This process does not work the same way on all phone model. So your phones appear to be slightly different, so you might have to enable the playback controls on your lock screen.
HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUTUBE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND FREE ON iPHONE.
To play music in the background on your iPhone for free, simply follow the steps below;
- Locate the video in Safari.
- Click on the “AA” symbol at the top-left side of your screen
- Click on “Request Desktop mode” from the drop-down menu.
- In the desktop version of YouTube, click on play the video and then swipe up to close the Safari app
- The will cause the video to stop playing.
- When this happens, just down the Control Center from the top right side of the screen. You’ll see the video press the play button and the video will start playing again.
Hope you found this post helpful.
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