Play music or podcasts in the background

How to get YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium

With a YouTube Music Premium membership, you can listen to music and podcasts uninterrupted while using other apps or when your screen is off. 

YouTube Music lets you explore one of the richest music catalogs on earth. Discover new music and podcasts, or enjoy the following features with a YouTube Music Premium membership:

  • On-demand music without ads
  • Background play
  • Downloads and offline listening
  • Audio-only mode

When you sign up for a membership, you're helping to support the artists and creators you love while unlocking great features.

Note: Users in select countries/regions may encounter different product experiences.
Note: Most podcasts are available for background play regardless of your membership status.

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