YouTube is world’s largest repository of music, humor, entertainment, spiritual and educational videos. Watching the video isn’t always necessary to enjoy the content. Sometimes the audio is enough, or all that ’s needed – and this is especially true for music.
If you’re on your desktop or laptop, you can play YouTube videos in the background by minimizing the browser/switching to another tab and then opening other programs or surfing the web as usual. But, what do you do when you’re on your iPhone (or iPad)?
The official Google YouTube app does not, at the moment, support background video playing. There was support for this feature in the older version of the apps, but it has been removed in the newer versions. Thankfully, there is a workaround to this, so you can still play YouTube videos in the background on iOS (though it will only work on devices running iOS 7 and iOS 8).