How to watch videos on YouTube with the screen off from a Xiaomi

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YouTube is by far the largest and most visited multimedia content platform in the world. There we can access entire albums of music, audiobooks, podcasts and many other things, but, due to the need for monetization, they have disabled a crucial function… the playback with the screen off (which is only enabled with YouTube Premium).

Luckily, we Xiaomi users have 2 tricks that come in handy to be able to reproduce what we want with the screen on standby. In addition, I leave you at the end a simple trick that can be used from any other Android device .

How to play YouTube with the screen off from a Xiaomi mobile?

Encontrar comentarios YouTube MIUI is Xiaomi’s Android-based operating system, which is designed to offer an accessible and feature-rich environment that caters to all kinds of needs. This is why, in MIUI 13, we find tools like one that is capable of measuring our heart rate.

In any case, Xiaomi’s functions can be used to play YouTube with the screen off .

Adding the YouTube app to the Video Toolbox

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  • Open the ” Settings ” app, once there, scroll almost to the bottom of the list and click on the option that says ” Special functions “.
  • A new menu will open, click on where it says ” Video toolbox ” and within that menu select ” Manage video applications “.
  • A list will appear with all the apps that can play multimedia content, select YouTube .
  • Now, open any YouTube video, you will notice how a small tab appears on the left or right side of the screen (it will vary depending on how it is configured).
  • Open that tab and finish by clicking on the button that says ” Play video sounds with the screen off “, a notification will open which you must accept after a few seconds.
  • Keep in mind that this trick consumes more system resources when using YouTube, so your mobile could slow down .

Using the My Music app

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  • Open the My Music app and once inside press the “View” button that is in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Then write the title of the YouTube video you want to play on the search bar .
  • Choose your video from the list of results and once it starts playing, it will continue in the background even with the screen off.

In case the “View” function does not appear, you will need to enable the online contents as follows:

  • From the My Music app, press on the icon located in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Then click on the ” Settings ” button and in the new menu that will open, select the ” Advanced settings ” option.
  • Go to the bottom of the new list that will appear, find where it says ” Online content services “, activate it by pressing on the slider bar.
  • With this, the Internet content will be enabled within the app, so you can complete the first part of this tutorial without problems.

Download a YouTube Premium MOD from any Android device

mejores mods youtube premium androidIf you do not have a Xiaomi mobile or you are not completely convinced by the tricks that we leave you above, you can always download any of these 10 YouTube Premium MODs, which will work from any Android device .

But, in any case, we leave you the link to download the APK of NewPipe, which is one of the most popular and versatile YouTube Premium MODs .

Download | APK of NewPipe

Now that you know our tricks to play YouTube with the screen off , tell us… do you have any other tricks to do this feat?