A custom YouTube app that plays vids with the screen off now available
posted by Paul.K / Aug 11, 2014, 9:40 AM
Well, XDA modding community member theos0o has created a customized version of the Android YouTube app that gives users that functionality. The developer says that the device used should be 720p/1080p capable and rooted, though other sources report they have managed to run the app on a non-rooted phone. Of course, there is still no such thing as a list of supported devices or known issues.
To install the modded app, one needs to remove the YouTube installed on their devices, then download the custom .apk (link below) and run it. That's it. The app now offers an “Advanced Options” menu, which contains the “Screen off playback” function. If it doesn't work for you – you can uninstall it and get the regular YouTube from the Play Store back.
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There are some podcasts on YouTube that are audio only that I like to listen to during my commute. YouTube doesn't then have my eyeballs available, but I'd surely like to save some battery charge by turning the screen off and not having to connect the phone to a charger while driving.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 10:29 AM 0
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Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone plays videos with the screen locked by default. I listen to audio from videos from the YouTube site all the time. Click play, press the phone lock button on the phone, done. No app needed.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 12:21 PM 0
Chrome and other browsers on Android also do that. No app need.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:22 PM 1
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