4 Easy Ways to Play YouTube Videos on Android and iOS
Repeating a song or video might be a pretty basic feature of any music streaming app, but YouTube has always had its share of reservations when it comes to implementing this feature. YouTube generates its income mainly through advertisements. Each page refresh will also reload the in-video ads, but simply replaying the video from the site’s media player won’t achieve this. YouTube took years to first introduce looping videos for its desktop site, and the feature only recently made its way to the mobile app. So without further ado, here are 4 easy ways to loop YouTube videos on Android and iOS.
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Here’s how you can use the loop feature in the YouTube app
Step 1: Go to the video on YouTube.
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Step 2: Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the video window.
Step 3: Tap ‘Loop video’ and select ‘On’.
Use YouTube for desktop in your mobile web browser
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and go to YouTube.
Step 2: Tap the ellipses in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select “desktop site”.
Step 4: Long press anywhere on the video and select “loop video”.
Loop videos in the YouTube app using video playlists
While the YouTube app may not have the ability to loop, YouTube playlists do. So if you want to make a song or video loop, simply put it in a new playlist and play the playlist on loop.
Step 1: Open the video you want to repeat and select ‘Save’.
Step 2: Select “New Playlist”. Name the playlist.
Step 3: Tap the play icon in the playlist and select the loop option from the playlist menu.
Use a third-party app
Before YouTube introduced the looping video feature to its app, users had no choice but to download a third-party app if they wanted to listen to a song repeatedly. If you’re using an older version of the YouTube app and don’t want to update, this might still be a good option for you. “Listen On Repeat” application it was created only to listen to music on YouTube repeatedly. Not only can you replay YouTube videos with this app, it also automatically saves your last replay.
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These are the 4 easiest ways to loop YouTube videos on Android or iOS. You can also download a YouTube video to your device and use it on a loop using your smartphone’s media player. While you can’t do this for every video you want to replay, if you return to the video multiple times, you may want to save it locally on your device. Here is an article that shows how to download a YouTube video to a smartphone.
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