As the YouTube app has kept improving, we’ve always desperately wanted one feature – the ability to listen to audio in the background. That would make it possible to listen to music via YouTube while still multitasking on your device. It seems like our wish is going to be granted, as Android Police has found a hidden setting in the latest YouTube APK that allows background audio. The feature will actually appearingly allow you to not just listen in the background, but even keep music playing with the screen off.
By setting a playlist of music to play through, this feature could actually be a viable rival to music streaming services like Spotify. There’s no word on when this feature will actually launch, but we’re excited, and hope it’s soon.
Source: Android Police