Play video in background



  • Well not the video so but the audio part, not a lot of browser propose this functionnality but it's useful in my point of view.
    However there is a problem that could appear in the horizon if Vivaldi think seriously to implement this functionnality : the developer of Kiwi Browser put this functionnality in his browser. BUT recently Google play store make him understand that Google will be the one that propose this functionnality. Well I have understand that this strike was caused by the desire of Google to sell his premium YouTube acount (that let user listen video in background).


  • Vivaldi Translator

    We definitely need this. Brave already prove that such a thing is possible with Chromium without using tricks such as "show desktop version"



  • On Kiwi you can run Tampermonkey js for YouTube and Vimeo and on any modern browser the desktop version of YouTube will do the trick.



  • Kiwi browser does not seem to be able to do this
    Of course, this can also be done through plugins, which may require additional development by vivaldi
    I haven't done this for a long time, although other videos (not YouTube) can use the desktop version and then play using pip.



  • I hope vivaldi for Android can support background playback, even if the user locks the screen, they can continue to play video or audio

    The background playback of kiwi browser is very good, whether it is video or audio, the lock screen will continue to play


  • Vivaldi Team

    In some cases (e.g. YouTube), you can play the video's audio in the background when you switch the site to desktop mode. The video will pause when you turn off the screen or open a different app, but you should get the play controls on the phone's lock screen / Android menu, where you can press play again.

    You could test this method on other websites as well. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @jane-n said in Play video in background:

    In some cases (e.g. YouTube), you can play the video's audio in the background when you switch the site to desktop mode. The video will pause when you turn off the screen or open a different app, but you should get the play controls on the phone's lock screen / Android menu, where you can press play again.

    Pretty known but really cumbersome; experience in Brave is totally at different level regarding video in background.. infact using Vivaldi for normal browsing but switch to brave for YouTube.



  • @foggy I recommend using NewPipe for video playback. Don't see why anyone would want to use any browser with how much memory and CPU it takes. NewPipe is lightweight and also supports only-audio playback, as well as Soundcloud.



  • @sevmonster thanks for the recommendation! let's hope that ads will not disturb that experience, but I'm definitely going to try!



  • @jumpsq NewPipe does not display ads by default, but you can enable it if you wish.



  • Why donโ€™t you try HBTube - a new app that allows us to listen to youtube in the background, moreover, we can do other tasks while watching any videos on the pop-up screen. So good.

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