YouTube is one of the most widely used video streaming platforms in the world. The platform has two versions: a basic one that can be accessed by anyone without having to log in with an account, which is totally free; and a paid version called Youtube Premium. One of the main features of this latest version is the ability to play a video in the background, that is, it allows you to continue watching YouTube content while you use another app on your mobile or when your cell phone is blocked.

In this note we tell you about three totally free web browsers with which you can play YouTube in the background. In addition, we tell you how to use them:

Mozilla Firefox

This web browser can be downloaded to Android phones, one of its great advantages is that it has great protection for the security and privacy of the user. To use YouTube in the background and for free, the first thing to do is download the app.

Once downloaded, you must enter the YouTube website, then look for the video you want to see, then you must select the icon that allows you to put the full screen and press the “Home” button to go to the home screen. That way, the video will stay in that little window while you do other tasks.

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A free browser that plays YouTube audio in the background, and also works perfectly. For this, you need to download Vivaldi on the Google Play Store. Once the application is open, you must modify the browser settings for it to work correctly. To do this you must follow the following steps:

1.Tap on the tab manager in the bottom right corner.

2.Tap on the three dots button at the top right.

3.Enter “Settings”.

4.Check the “Stay in browser” and “Allow background audio playback” checkboxes.

5.Tap on “Restart now”. And ready.


In this case, you need to download the browser. Then you must open it and enter YouTube to find the video you want to see. Once it’s playing, you just have to minimize Opera to keep the content playing in the background.