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Play YouTube videos faster than 2x on Android

I know that it is possible to play YouTube videos faster than 2x on laptop and desktop using extensions available on Google Chrome. However, these can't be downloaded on Android device. I have already ...
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How to create shortcut to 2nd YouTube account

How can I make a shortcut to a 2nd YouTube account on my Android phone. I have a Samsung s21+ with one ui 4.1 and Android 12 There is a dual messenger function which allows multiple versions of the ...
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Switch the screen off if you have fallen asleep while watching video

I like to to fall asleep while watching video from my tablet. Mainly it is Youtube, of course. When I wake up, the battery is discharged. It may be 10-15 per cent left. Or the tablet may be fully ...
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Why does YouTube become not responding and freeze when I post a video?

Whenever I watch a video (as PIP) or post YouTube videos, it keeps freezing or not working. What should I do?
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Firefox "Open links in apps" blacklist?

I'm generally OK with urls opening dedicated apps, but there's 2 exceptions: youtu.be youtube.com i don't want these 2 urls to open in the dedicated youtube app. is there some way to blacklist these ...
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Is there a command to make Google home directly play my playlist

Is there a command to make Google home directly play my playlist? Yes I know I can pair my phone to google Home and stream music. But I want to do this directly using Google home without my phone.
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How to find hidden malware on Android?

Today, while watching a YouTube video on my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the left half of the video portion was covered with a pinkish/orangish screen with the words "MICROWAVE SPY CAMERA 1.XXXX&...
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How to make YouTube URLs open in YouTube app rather than browser? (updated for 2022)

I'm using Android 12 on a Google Pixel 3. My default browser is Brave. I sometimes also use Chrome. For many types of links, such as https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:...
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Trimming YouTube uploaded videos using video editor on a mobile device

I have a situation where I need to trim videos that I uploaded as part of a live feed. That is the videos were live when the program was running. They later showed up as recorded status and these are ...
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How to play YouTube audio playlists in background [update required]

I need to play my YouTube playlists in background. The solution proposed by @absinthe seems to be the one more suitable, but: on NewPipe I cannot play my playlists previously created with YouTube on ...
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Repeat music in Chromecast

Found this song and want to play it in a loop through the TV when using Chromecast. When I'm using YouTube Music before Chromecast, then I'm able to repeat it. Thing is, once I start to Chromecast it, ...
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Open external links in default browser instead of YouTube in app browser

I'm trying to find a way to get links in the YouTube app to open outside of the app. I don't want to stop watching/listening to a video while checking out a link in the comments.
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Keep YouTube Vanced playing in the background when closing the mini-player

I'm using YouTube Vanced. When I close the picture-in-picture by tapping the "×" of the mini-player, the video stops and I have to click the play button in notifications to continue playing ...
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How to force youtube keep playing when phone is folded?

For foldable phone, like Samsung Z Flip 3, start playing youtube, fold phone, let youtube keep playing sound.
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How to make it open in browser to click a YouTube video in the result of the Google search app?

If I remember correctly, clicking a YouTube video in the search result of the Google search app used to open YouTube in my default browser. For some reason, it now opens the Play Store link for ...
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Enable YouTube mobile live streaming

I have a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/stfrancisschoolbatalaofficial. It has been marked "for kids". I am unable to stream live from my mobile even though I have more than 1K ...
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How to hide Youtube homepage and sidebar?

I want to remove Suggestions in YouTube homepage and sidebar as it is distracting. In PC, there are extensions to remove this(like "YouTube rabbit hole" and "DF YouTube"). But how ...
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Vanced Youtube & Native Youtube App crashes after ArrowOS update on a6020a46

I have a rooted Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus running TWRP+Magisk+OpenGApps+ArrowOS(android v10).No MicroG. I installed Vanced Manager and Youtube Vanced in it(sometime after the February update) and it was ...
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Installing full YouTube app on Tecno phone (Android Go) failed silently

I have a Tecno phone with Android 8.1.0 Go. YouTube Go is my system app, however, I grew tired of using it because of its limited features and decided to install the YouTube app. But that's when the ...
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Login to YouTube app with different Google account w/o gmail access

I can login to YouTube with a different Google account, but this account got saved in setting/ system/ account section, which means whoever get access to the tablet can access my gmail also. Is there ...
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Change "add to home screen" image

Is there an easy way to change the add to home screen image on Android devices? I know how to change the HTML manually but for example I would like to change it for the YouTube web app for example.
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YouTube link preview not showing up in WhatsApp

Using WhatsApp version 2.20.207.12, YouTube version 15.47.36 on my Samsung Galaxy A30s with Android 10. Previously (I remember this working in November) when I shared a link from YouTube in WhatsApp I'...
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YouTube Premium doesn't play the video in the background but only shows thumbnail instead, and screen starts flickering

With YouTube Premium, the video will not play in the background, but only the thumbnail will appear. When you tap it open, the screen starts flickering.
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How to save YouTube downloaded videos to external SD card?

I have a Lenovo A7000 with Android 6.0 installed. How to change the download location so that videos downloaded on the YouTube app are saved in the SD card? I don't have the "Use SD card option ...
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Listen to YouTube

I want to listen to audio only from any YouTube recording, just like an audio-book, with my mobile phone's screen off. Is this possible? So far I tested only: YouTube original app, playing YT stream ...
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Weird problem with YouTube app on MIUI 10.2

There is this problem with the YouTube app on MIUI 10.2. When I open the app, the 'YouTube' logo part at the top has completely disappeared and it just shows the search box, the notification bell, and ...
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How to download video from Youtube, FramaTube, Media CCC or mp3 from SoundCloud?

I'm using Mi 5, I want to download hot trend videos from Youtube, FramaTube or video conferences from Mediaccc and then make the tiktok video for fun. How to reach this? Also, sometimes I want to ...
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Is this Kindle Store App Legit or Bootleg?

This question is inspired by the answer I received to this question: What is This Strange Symbol When I Try to Play Youtube on Kindle? User @Banal Vulgarian reports that he has the same problem as I ...
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What is this strange symbol when I try to play YouTube videos on Kindle's Silk Browser?

I have always used the included Silk Browser on a Kindle Fire 5th Generation to play YouTube videos. Inexplicably sometime in the last week, it stopped working. The video playback window plays the ad ...
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Does YouTube Music allow non-premium accounts to download their own uploaded music to their device for offline use?

I just received an email notification that Google Play Music would be discontinued later this year, and instructing me to transfer my library over to YouTube Music (I haven't done this yet). I am ...
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How to get raindrop.io to open youtube videos in youtube vanced instead of the official app?

Is there a way to make apps open to specific apps we choose always?
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How to block Minecraft on YouTube on Android phone?

I have a child who is too young to watch computer games on youtube. How can I block Minecraft on youtube search and videos on my phone? (Android) I tried Youtube Kids app. I blocked several videos, ...
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How do I logout from Youtube?

I have multiple Google accounts on my Android 10 (Samsung Galaxy M10s). Until today, I was using YouTube without signing in. Today I signed into YouTube with one Google account. Now I want to sign out ...
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YouTube Premium: Downloaded videos - Original channel deleted?

I have subscribed for YouTube Premium and have downloaded some tutorial videos I want to keep. However, the channel owner will be deleting his entire channel soon. Research online is difficult and I'...
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How to block YouTube in general on my daughter's phone while allowing her to follow her favourite YouTubers?

While YouTube Kids app is allowed on my daughter's Android phone, YouTube app is blocked. Recently I realised she still accesses youtube.com through her web browser so she can follow her favourite ...
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Why are YouTube downloads being deleted from my tablet but not my phone?

I have an Oppo AX5 phone and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet. If I download the same youtube video to both devices, within 48 hours or so something deletes it from the tablet but not the phone. It must ...
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How to disable user input (touchscreen) from command line without root

In the android command line, I need to disable the touchscreen user inputs. I do not want to use root because I want it to be universal instead of device-specific (root is obviously not as widespread ...
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Why downloaded videos by VidMate can only be played using PLAYit?

I have downloaded a video from YouTube using VidMate. The video is in 1080p and is in MP4 format. When I tried to play it on mobile, it is not playing. I also tried it on PC using VLC Player, but ...
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How many different types of YouTube Vanced are there?

I have many YouTube accounts, and signing in and out is inconvenient. That's why I use different YouTube Vanced for different YouTube accounts. At present, I have three YouTube Vanced: version pink, ...
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Android-x86 not streaming videos in apps

I have installed Android for PC from android-x86.org. The Android version is Pie. It is working fine, but videos are not being streamed. YouTube is working fine when opened in Chrome but no app is ...
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How can I hide the info panel on YouTube app?

How can I hide the info panels such as the following "WHO covid-19 banner" on YouTube app? Link to the video: click here Information about the info panel giving topical context: click here
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How to remove X button on video overlay?

YouTube version 15.08.52 on Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) is showing a X button on the video overlay user interface and it has to be tapped to hide the UI. I searched on the internet and some posts say it'...
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Inside Facebook app, how to set YouTube links to be opened on YouTube app?

How to set YouTube links to be opened on YouTube app on Android in Facebook app? I saw some videos how to do it but they're too old.
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Read the URL of currently open tab in a browser, every time it changes

I use Logitech media server (LMS) to play my music on a DLNA device. The server also has a youtube plugin and can play the sound of youtube videos if a specific url, which contains the youtube video ...
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Open Gapps Google Services installation on Android 5.0 based TV

Device: manta.com.pl 43" TV with Android 5.0 on the board. I have an root access through ADB shell. Issue: I need google services to run Youtube for Android TV. How I tried to solve: I donwloaded ...
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How can I prevent the YouTube application from constantly showing a pop-up for YouTube Premium trial?

How can I prevent the YouTube application from constantly showing a pop-up for the YouTube Premium trial? I'd like to never have this window.
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Captions on with every video even if I switch it of

Ever since youtube last update captions with every video auto on, eventhough I switch it of in my settings. On a different noteI find the captions very irritating because the captions are realy bad ...
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How to get acces to offline YouTube videos downloaded to my Android 9 Cellphone?

I use to download youtube videos so I can watch then offline. But I don't like the "YouTube video player". So, how could I have access to the offline youtube videos so I can open them using my video ...
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How can I disable the official YouTube app's incognito mode?

Preface: A warning for parents If you want to protect your kids, disabling Incognito mode is usually not enough. If your kids are under age 13, it's wise to use a good filter to block the YouTube app ...
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Youtube video in fullscreen mode being croped

I have a phone Xiaomi Mi 9T with android 9 and I have MIUI installed on it. My problem is that when watching videos on mobile version youtube in fullscreen mode videos are being cropped. Here is an ...

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