YouTube is a part of our smart lives in today’s world. We end up going in somewhat excursions by browsing for hours on smart devices. In this whole process of 10 minutes to an hour or more; there are tons of videos we would like to share, download or play again by creating a playlist. Another great use is to have YouTube running in background and have a continuous YouTube playback of defined playlists. Unfortunately Google Policies don’t allow that; which is understandable from that perspective. Previously we reviewed PV Star; an app which allowed users to play YouTube in background with continuous and repeat options. This app has been taken off from the Play Store because of not having compliance with Google Policies. NextVid was a similar case as of PvStar and has been removed from Play Store.
Stream – YouTube Popup Player
Moving on – we have a solution. Wait; not for the background playback but for having a pop-up YouTube player which will allow you to browse other apps while playing videos in a small pop-up screen. Stream; also known as free music for YouTube is a free music player available in Play Store. This app will give user access to all YouTube content. How it fits in the continuous playback aspect? It can be used as a popup player which floats on screen regardless of what app is being used.
Stream focuses more on music by allowing user to browser daily top chart songs, radios based on YouTube videos based on user activity. While browsing user can easily add videos to the playlist by a single tap. This becomes very helpful when playlist creation involves a lot of search and add. This app allows user to setup widgets on home screen. Direct access to favorites, top chart songs, and recently viewed videos.
User can create own playlists by simply tapping on the songs while performing search. Playlists can be re-ordered by a drag and drop. Existing playlists can be imported into Stream from existing YouTube account. This becomes a plus point for heavy YouTube users. Furthermore, availability of themes allows user to personalize the app. Sleep timer feature is neat in case you are using smart device as a full-on smart YouTube player.
To reiterate; this app does not allow user to play YouTube in background and/or lock-screen. But it does allow user to play continuous YouTube while doing other tasks on the smart device.
Download Stream for Android