Play music in the background
With a YouTube Red membership, you can listen to music uninterrupted while using other apps or when your screen is off. Just start listening to a song or radio station and then use other apps or turn off your screen.
YouTube Music is all about music discovery of one of the richest music catalogues on earth and we’ve worked hard to create an ad-supported experience that is unique to our platform, offering the ability to search for and play any song on-demand.
The combination of both music on-demand and “background” play, however, is largely considered a premium music listening feature reserved for the paid services. This is why we’ve made “background,” along with ad-free, audio mode, and the ability to download videos offline, part of our YouTube Red membership. When you join YouTube Red, you are helping to support the artists and songwriters you love while unlocking great features that make your listening experience even better.