YouTube with no background play

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tdoughone

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Stock YouTube app is updated and does not work with background play. The option doesn't show in settings either. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know a fix? Very frustrating.
 

GregNexus

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Stock YouTube app is updated and does not work with background play. The option doesn't show in settings either. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know a fix? Very frustrating.

Same problem, but i found a workaround:D

choose a video and press play
when the video is playing, quickly double tap the powerbutton (so the display will be turned off and directly turned on and you'll be on the lockscreen, but the video keeps playing in the background:) nice for hearing music
 

tdoughone

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Sorry, I have the play music subscription and it works for me. My friend has the phone with no play nusic subscription and he is the one with the problem. We figured that was the problem but asked in here just to be sure. Thanks for all of the help. It should just be available to everyone lol
 

v2.2v

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Stock YouTube app is updated and does not work with background play. The option doesn't show in settings either. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know a fix? Very frustrating.

OMG finally i found a thread with my issue lol I have been searching on my phone with no luck...it wasn't until I tried searching on my computer and filtered the results to "this week" did i find this thread....anywaaaaay lol I have the same issue, incredibly frustrating. I pay for Google Music All Access (which of course comes with Music Key as you said) and yet I don't have "background/offline" functionality anymore either.

I do not have the Nexus 6. I have the Galaxy S6. But I don't really see how that is relevant. I just wanted to mention just in case
 
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OMG finally i found a thread with my issue lol I have been searching on my phone with no luck...it wasn't until I tried searching on my computer and filtered the results to "this week" did i find this thread....anywaaaaay lol I have the same issue, incredibly frustrating. I pay for Google Music All Access (which of course comes with Music Key as you said) and yet I don't have "background/offline" functionality anymore either.

I do not have the Nexus 6. I have the Galaxy S6. But I don't really see how that is relevant. I just wanted to mention just in case

dont have the functionality any more.. did you ever have it on the sgs6?
 

tdoughone

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My friend that has it on the nexus 6 also has the subscription. I said he didn't be we just confirmed he has the 6 month free subscription for purchasing the nexus 6 and no YouTube background option. He is also subscribed to the YouTube key.
 

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He just unlocked and rooted. Had the problem before that. Now that the phone was wiped it still had no background play

still odd. i did nothing to tirn it on or enable it. it jist started up when i signed up for google play music services. it actually surprised me, as i didnt know that it was included, at first. he did open google play music, and sign into his account? if not, it wont work.
 

tdoughone

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still odd. i did nothing to tirn it on or enable it. it jist started up when i signed up for google play music services. it actually surprised me, as i didnt know that it was included, at first. he did open google play music, and sign into his account? if not, it wont work.

Yup, he did and his subscription renewal date is 5/22/15.
 

v2.2v

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My friend that has it on the nexus 6 also has the subscription. I said he didn't be we just confirmed he has the 6 month free subscription for purchasing the nexus 6 and no YouTube background option. He is also subscribed to the YouTube key.

have him uninstall youtube, reboot, then reinstall it. it should work right away.

He just unlocked and rooted. Had the problem before that. Now that the phone was wiped it still had no background play

still odd. i did nothing to tirn it on or enable it. it jist started up when i signed up for google play music services. it actually surprised me, as i didnt know that it was included, at first. he did open google play music, and sign into his account? if not, it wont work.

Yup, he did and his subscription renewal date is 5/22/15.

@tdoughone In order to use background play you need to have a YouTube Music Key Subscription. If you have that already it should work fine for you but I suspect that is your issue.
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6060868?hl=en

i have a google play music subscription, which includes the youtube music key, and background playing works as it should.

Sorry, I have the play music subscription and it works for me. My friend has the phone with no play nusic subscription and he is the one with the problem. We figured that was the problem but asked in here just to be sure. Thanks for all of the help. It should just be available to everyone lol

dont have the functionality any more.. did you ever have it on the sgs6?

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/0...sic-key-and-google-has-no-idea-how-to-fix-it/

Looks like it is a known issue...thankfully. Guess we will see how long it takes to fix...considering we pay for it!

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lol are you kidding me...just opened youtube app and saw the "offline" option in the slide out menu from the left...checked settings...
 

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My buddy with N6 claiming he has YouTube background playback (no actual settings in app) without any Music Key or any other Google services. He always thought its N6 feature because his N7 doesn't have it. He is on ATT.
 

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