I have had the Nokia Lumia 500/600 series for a while now. When I first got it I was able to play youtube songs, lock the screen and still listen to the track.

Now when I lock the screen it stops the song, it is super annoying as unless I hold the phone the button will accidently press. Anyone know how to revert to the prior listed way.

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    Which app are you using to play from YouTube? Is that app allowed to run in the background (check in Battery Saver settings)?
    – Indrek
    Apr 23, 2015 at 15:36
  • If you are trying to open from music player it won't stop if you lock. Also check if the app is allowed to run at background.
    – vembutech
    May 27, 2015 at 12:58

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Yes, this used to work in WP8.1 if I recall correctly, but doesn't anymore since Windows 10 Mobile (at least in the browser).

Two things you can do: - Try some of the YouTube-Apps in the store, some might be able to play audio in the background. - Vote on this feature in the feedback hub. Microsoft really prioritizes its work on those votes.

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