Listen to YouTube with the Screen Off

Listen to YouTube with the Screen Off

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Discovering new music can be a challenging task. While there are plenty of online resources, nothing beats listening to new tunes with friends or during your commute to work. But what if you could listen to your favorite songs while locking your phone screen and shutting off the volume? That’s where YouTube > Screen Off comes in. With this nifty app, you can listen to any song on YouTube without worrying about turning your screen back on or keeping the audio loud enough for everyone around you to hear.

Install YouTube Screen Off

The first thing you need to do is search for YouTube > Screen Off on the Google Play Store. If you are not sure how to download apps from the Play Store, be sure to check out our guide on installing new apps on Android. Once you find the app, select Install to download and install YouTube > Screen Off on your device. Once installed, you can start up the app and get started right away. If you are still unsure of how to use the app, continue reading to learn more.

How to use YouTube Screen Off

- Before you start listening to music, make sure that your device is connected to a pair of headphones or speakers. If you are using a pair of headphones, turn the volume all the way up and make sure that your device volume is set to vibrate or mute. - Next, navigate to YouTube and select a song that you want to listen to. - Once you’ve selected a song, click the Screen Off icon in the top-right corner of the app. - The song will start playing from your YouTube app, and your screen will be turned off. - While the screen is off, you can use the volume buttons on your phone or headphones to adjust the volume. - To turn your screen back on or to pause/play the song, press and hold the volume buttons.

Features of YouTube Screen Off

- One tap to turn on your screen and start playing music, and one tap to turn off your screen again while music continues playing in the background. You can use your phone as usual while music is playing, because the app will only dim the screen and prevent your phone from going to sleep. - You can also control the volume by pressing the volume buttons on your device or headphones. - You can create and save playlists for your favorite songs. - The app will automatically select the best audio quality for your connection, and you can change this setting from the app’s Settings menu. - This app is perfect for those who want to create a party atmosphere without worrying about disturbing others. And the best part is that you can do all of this without unlocking your phone screen or keeping the volume too loud for others around you.

Tips for using YouTube Screen Off

- If you are using a Bluetooth device, make sure that your device is connected to a pair of wired headphones. - When you tap the Screen Off icon, your phone’s screen will dim. You can then use your device as normal and navigate around the app or do anything else you normally would do. - To exit the app and turn off the music, tap the home button. You can also double-press the volume buttons to turn off your device completely. - If you have an iPhone or iPad, you will have to plug in your device to an external speaker system or connect to other speakers. - This app is not compatible with Android Wear devices.


- Can I use this app while listening to music on Pandora or Spotify? Yes, you can use YouTube > Screen Off to listen to music from any music app. - How can I keep the screen from dimming when I’m listening to music with this app? Make sure that the Screen Off icon is not lit up in the top-right corner of the app. If it is, you need to press it again to turn off the screen. If you are using a Bluetooth device, you may want to try plugging your headphones into your device directly. This will help keep the screen from dimming. - Can I use this app to listen to podcasts? Unfortunately, YouTube > Screen Off is not compatible with podcasts.


If you love listening to music but hate having to keep your screen on while you have your headphones plugged in or forcing everyone around you to listen to that new album you just discovered, YouTube > Screen Off is the app for you. This app will allow you to listen to music from YouTube with your screen off and at the volume you want.


Johnny Rocket is a YouTube expert who knows all the ins and outs and features of the app.