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  1. RSKandola's Avatar
    So I'm looking to get the Priv but have a question. I've owned many BB's in my time and remember that on OS10, you could watch a YouTube video and use another app at the same time. This worked best for music, so I could be listening to a song on YouTube but open up lets say WhatsApp and send a message, and YouTube would still play in the background. This was due to the swiping up feature on OS10.

    Does the Priv have this functionality? I know on other Android devices, YouTube stops playing as soon as you go away from the app.

    This was such a great feature! One that I miss...
    03-22-16 07:53 AM
  2. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    So I'm looking to get the Priv but have a question. I've owned many BB's in my time and remember that on OS10, you could watch a YouTube video and use another app at the same time. This worked best for music, so I could be listening to a song on YouTube but open up lets say WhatsApp and send a message, and YouTube would still play in the background. This was due to the swiping up feature on OS10.

    Does the Priv have this functionality? I know on other Android devices, YouTube stops playing as soon as you go away from the app.

    This was such a great feature! One that I miss...
    Think you can make that work through the youtube app

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-16 07:56 AM
  3. so crow's Avatar
    Would like to know this also anyone know?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 08:01 AM
  4. RSKandola's Avatar
    I use the app on my LG G3 and that doesn't work.
    03-22-16 08:02 AM
  5. Centerman66's Avatar
    Firefox

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android on my Priv
    03-22-16 08:17 AM
  6. jm1219's Avatar
    You can get YouTube Red to do this, comes with Google Play Music subscription. You can sideload OG YouTube. Or you can use the Floating Apps apk from the Play Store.
    03-22-16 08:36 AM
  7. ummie4's Avatar
    You tube red costs $10 per month. Ridiculous if you only want it for the multitasking feature.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 09:15 AM
  8. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Get Firefox. Much like BB10 where the YouTube app is a link to the browser, this will allow you to continue playing videos in the background. Chrome and the native and the YouTube app block this functionality to promote YouTube Red.

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-16 09:22 AM
  9. FF22's Avatar
    I decided to try it. It stopped. But when I returned to YouTube, I got a popup - "Keep your favorite videos playing while using other apps: Get YouTube RED"

    So they may now have a new app (pay upgrade).

    But it did work when I opened YouTube in Firefox - working right now. I am listening to Pearl Fishers and reading a book in Kindle app.
    03-22-16 09:22 AM
  10. DoktorFace's Avatar
    I haven't figured it out yet inside the app. But the YouTube music app works. Also in the play store. As well as through the browser.
    I wasn't going to keep the PRIV or any Android phone if I couldn't listen to YouTube with the screen off.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 09:24 AM
  11. Uzi's Avatar
    03-22-16 09:27 AM
  12. kthhrrsn's Avatar
    BlackBerry's OS and browser was capable of true multi tasking. On Android, including Priv, if you switch from the YouTube video, it will pause. That happens whether you use the app or the browser.

    Google is, however, including the ability to play Youtube videos in the background as part of a YouTube Red subscription. I suspect most won't want to pay for the ability to listen in the background.



    Posted via CB10
    03-22-16 10:21 AM
  13. RSKandola's Avatar
    Thanks guys, really useful options here. I agree, paying a monthly subscription just to listen to YouTube in the back is crazy. I'll try FF. It's not the end of the world if I can't but is a nice addition!

    Went and had a look at the Priv today. First time the phone place actually got it out and showed me. What a phone!
    03-22-16 11:03 AM
  14. FF22's Avatar
    Link not working???
    03-22-16 12:10 PM
  15. eldricho's Avatar
    OGYoutube
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2213945

    Use it on my Shield K1 and it works great!

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 12:15 PM
  16. midnightdoom's Avatar
    I've been using opera for YouTube and u can leave and do other things or shut off screen. Official app you cannot for some reason. So annoying

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    03-22-16 06:02 PM
  17. europolska00's Avatar
    Firefox

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android on my Priv
    Exactly right. Use FireFox browser for YouTube. Works just like YouTube on BB10.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 06:14 PM
  18. Rasheed White's Avatar
    So I'm looking to get the Priv but have a question. I've owned many BB's in my time and remember that on OS10, you could watch a YouTube video and use another app at the same time. This worked best for music, so I could be listening to a song on YouTube but open up lets say WhatsApp and send a message, and YouTube would still play in the background. This was due to the swiping up feature on OS10.

    Does the Priv have this functionality? I know on other Android devices, YouTube stops playing as soon as you go away from the app.

    This was such a great feature! One that I miss...
    Download Firefox browser

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 06:19 PM
  19. donnation's Avatar
    The only reason this worked on BB10 is because it doesn't have a YouTube app. The YouTube app doesn't allow playing in the background and since its owned by Google the Chrome browser blocks it as well. BB10 never got an official YouTube app and used a weblink. You can get the same background playing on iOS and and Android phones using Safari (iOS) or Firefox (Android) instead of the actual YouTube app. Has nothing to do with any multitasking nonsense of BB10.
    03-22-16 06:45 PM
  20. Carmels's Avatar
    The only reason this worked on BB10 is because it doesn't have a YouTube app. The YouTube app doesn't allow playing in the background and since its owned by Google the Chrome browser blocks it as well. BB10 never got an official YouTube app and used a weblink. You can get the same background playing on iOS and and Android phones using Safari (iOS) or Firefox (Android) instead of the actual YouTube app. Has nothing to do with any multitasking nonsense of BB10.
    I think the point is that with Android, you have to download a completely different browser/app in order to achieve the same action that was already present right out of the box with BlackBerry 10 stock browser.

    I'm glad that the OP has a simple option of achieving what he wants but having to download apps to achieve it is a bit irritating IMO.

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    03-22-16 09:46 PM
  21. Brian Beaudoin's Avatar
    Use Firefox browser. Works very well

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    03-22-16 10:11 PM
  22. tufcustomer's Avatar
    I think the point is that with Android, you have to download a completely different browser/app in order to achieve the same action that was already present right out of the box with BlackBerry 10 stock browser.

    I'm glad that the OP has a simple option of achieving what he wants but having to download apps to achieve it is a bit irritating IMO.

    Look! It's Zedzilla30!
    I think the point has been made time and time again why chrome blocks it. Downloading an additional browser out of the native appstore is no big deal considering the numerous loops and tricks people use to get apps working on BB10.

    Posted via CB10
    RSKandola and kbz1960 like this.
    03-23-16 05:46 AM
  23. dgsPRIV's Avatar
    If Firefox is used, does Chrome have to be disable/removed/uninstalled?

    Posted via BlackBerry PRIV
    03-23-16 05:47 AM
  24. tufcustomer's Avatar
    If Firefox is used, does Chrome have to be disable/removed/uninstalled?

    Posted via BlackBerry PRIV
    Nope, you can have as many browsers as you'd like.

    Posted via CB10
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    03-23-16 05:50 AM
  25. dgsPRIV's Avatar
    Thanks!

    Posted via BlackBerry PRIV
    03-23-16 05:59 AM
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