How to Watch YouTube While Opening Other Applications on Android & Laptop

Don’t know how to watch YouTube while opening another application? Don’t worry, because in this article I share how.

There are currently many choices of YouTube video content, be it educational videos, entertainment, sports, music, news, games, news, everything is available on YouTube.

It’s no wonder that many people want to watch YouTube videos all the time. I’m like that sometimes, when I’m eating while watching YouTube, when I’m working relaxing while listening to podcasts on YouTube, scrolling through social media while watching YouTube entertainment, just a lot.

Moreover, now there are several features that can support watching YouTube while opening other applications, which is even more fun, right?

Then how do you do it? To find out, let’s just look at the details below.

How to Watch YouTube While Opening Other Applications on Android

There are 4 ways you can watch YouTube videos while opening other applications on Android, I will explain all of them one by one, complete with steps.

If you have more money to get the features and comfort of playing YouTube, you can subscribe to YouTube Premium. But if you don’t have the money to buy it, it’s better to use the free version.

So, let’s start with the free and easiest way for you to follow.

1. Watch YouTube Using the Split Screen Feature

The first way is to use the split screen feature available on Android phones. Almost all Android smartphones released in 2023 and above are equipped with a split screen feature, with this feature we can open and use 2 applications simultaneously.

The way to watch YouTube and open other applications using the split screen feature is as follows.

  1. Open the official YouTube application that you downloaded from the Play Store.
  2. Find and play the video you want to watch while opening other applications.
  3. open the youtube application
  4. When the YouTube video is playing, just press the options button. Android users will definitely find the Split Screen feature at the top of the screen.
  5. If this feature exists, please click to activate it.
  6. activate the split screen feature
  7. You will be asked to long press the application and drag it to the top, please do this.
  8. add youtube to split screen
  9. If successful, the YouTube application will be at the top, and on the bottom screen there will be an option to open other applications.
  10. youtube has added youtube to the split screen
  11. Please open any application that supports the split screen feature. Below I tried watching YouTube while opening the Facebook application, it looks like the following.
  12. watching YouTube while opening other applications

    With the split screen feature, I can watch YouTube videos while scrolling Facebook. For other applications, you can try it yourself, maybe you can open Excel, gallery, browser and many more.

2. Watch YouTube Using YouTube Vanced

YouTube Vanced is an application that imitates the original YouTube application. Even though the YT Vanced application is free, the features provided are really liked by YouTube users themselves. This can happen because YouTube Vanced provides the same appearance and features as YouTube Premium.

It’s a shame if you don’t know this application, you have to try it! Please download the application first here

If you have finished downloading, now you have to know how to use it so you can watch YouTube videos while opening other applications. Follow these steps.

  1. Open the YouTube Vanced application that you just downloaded.
  2. Search and play any video on YouTube, for example I played Adele’s video – Ease On Me.
  3. Then immediately press the home button to exit YouTube Vanced.
  4. play vanced youtube videos
  5. So, the results will be like the following image. You can still listen to sound from YouTube while opening other applications.
  6. play youtube videos while opening other applications

    Actually, it’s not just listening to sound, if you install YouTube Vanced correctly you can also watch YouTube videos, because YouTube Vanced supports the picture-in-picture feature.

    Examples like this,

    picture in picture youtube video

3. Watch YouTube Using YMusic Android

ymusic android

Another alternative application that you can use to play YouTube videos while opening another application is YMusic. With this application you can listen to music from YouTube while chatting, browsing and even playing games.

The YMusic application is also equipped with a cool feature that most people need, namely being able to download YouTube videos into MP3. You can download YMusic via Google Playstore or directly from the official site here

4. Watch YouTube Using YouTube Premium

youtube premium

As we know, YouTube offers a premium version of the YouTube application, where we can enjoy more features than the free version. The premium YouTube features currently offered are:

  • Watch any video without ad interruption
  • Play YouTube videos in the background, watch YouTube while using other apps
  • Save YouTube videos to offline mode, you can play the videos when you are not connected to the internet
  • Get YouTube Music Premium

For new YouTube users, you can try YouTube premium features for free for 1-3 months. Old users can buy YouTube Premium from online stores or resellers who frequently promote on social media.

The prices are very affordable, starting from IDR 10,000 to IDR 60,000.

How to Watch YouTube While Opening Other Applications on a Laptop

It wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t write a tutorial for watching YouTube while opening other applications on the laptop. Actually, the method on a laptop is easier and there are many ways, but here I will only share 1 method, and that is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

Without waiting long, let’s go straight to the tutorial below.

  1. First open the Google Chrome browser on the laptop.
  2. Then visit, and play the video you want to watch while opening another application.
  3. open YouTube in Google Chrome
  4. Right click 2 times on the mouse in the YouTube video section, then select options Picture in Picture.
  5. Activate YouTube's picture in picture feature in Google Chrome
  6. Then automatically the YouTube video you are watching will move and float in the bottom right corner of the laptop screen.
  7. For example, like the picture below, I can watch YouTube while opening the Excel application.

    watching YouTube while opening the Excel application

    You can move floating YouTube videos anywhere, and can also be resized to approximately 25% of the laptop screen size.

    Please try it directly to prove it.

The final word

That’s the information I can provide regarding how to watch YouTube while opening other applications on Android and laptop. What do you think? Very easy isn’t it? By knowing the methods above, now you can play YouTube videos while opening other applications.

That’s the YouTube tips & tricks article this time, hopefully it can help.

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