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Android: How To Disable ‘Video Paused Continue Watching’

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You may see the ‘Video Paused. Continue Watching’ issue on YouTube desktop.
» You can use the YouTube Nonstop tool or extensions like YouTube Nonstop to play videos continuously without interruptions.
» For a permanent solution, consider getting YouTube Premium, which not only resolves the ‘Video Paused’ error but also offers additional useful features.

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To get continue watching videos on YouTube that would not pause,

◘ First of all, clear your cache for the YouTube app just by going to the app settings.

◘ You just install the ‘DON’T PAUSE‘ apk on your Android mobile.

don't pause apk

◘ Next, just turn on the app DON’T PAUSE tapping on the play icon and this will monitor your YouTube that won’t let it pause.

Why Did YouTube Video pause While watching:

There are only two reasons (playing music on auto-play or playing a mixed playlist ) that let this situation occur, let’s explain in more detail:

1. No action or click on that YouTube window

The video paused, continue watching is a new video prompt feature of YouTube. This feature pops up in the background when a video has been left unattended in the background for a certain time interval.

This mostly happens when you listen to your playlist on YouTube and leave it in the grey zone of your device. As soon as you leave it and try to go back to the same YouTube playlist, it shows the option of, ‘Video paused, continue watching’.

2. Playing Auto-play videos for a long time

When a YouTube user plays an autoplay video for a long time up to 45 minutes and leaves it open in the background, it shows the same option of video paused, continue watching.

The only possible reason for this pop-up is that when a playing video is left on an inactive page, just a reminder to the user about the page being left unattended.

How To Fix YouTube Auto-pause while Playing Videos:

You have the following fixes for this issue:

1. Go For YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium has a lot of features that are attractive to users and helpful also. People prefer to avoid interruption during their work, so YouTube Premium will be an excellent option for them; it skips the ads, auto-pausing problems, downloading options, etc.

To get YouTube Premium:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open your YouTube app, log in with your Gmail credentials and click on the profile icon from the top right corner.

profile icon

Step 2: Click on the Get YouTube Premium option, on the next page, click “Try it free”, and then click on the “1 month free” highlighted text.

Click on the Get YouTube Premium
click on the 1 month free

Step 3: You will be redirected to Google Play Store, complete your payment, and you are done. You can also choose the family or student pack to save your money. For that pack, instead of clicking on the “Try it free” option, click the highlighted family and student plan text and verify your identity.

 clicking on the Try it free youtube

2. Tapping the Airpods (To Continue)

If you are using Airpods and YouTube is connected, you can easily control the Pause Play features of YouTube videos.

Ensure that your Airpods support touch to play feature, and then without touching the phone, just tapping two times on the Airpods, you can pause and play the video.

How to Disable Auto-pause on Mac:

There is no option available to disable the auto-pause on YouTube. No mobile phone will show you the option to disable the pop-up of the Video prompt on YouTube. No hidden or pirated app will allow or help you to disable it on your mobile phone.

This disabling feature only works on your Mac. If you are using YouTube on your personal computer and play auto Play video for a long time and leave it open in the background, the video paused pops up.

To disable the auto-pause on your YouTube,

1. First of all, add an extension to your existing chrome browser, that you use for opening YouTube on your personal computer.

2. Open the extension page. Click on ‘Add extension‘ to confirm

3. Adding an extension page on your Chrome browser is as simple as it is said here.

4. After adding the extension page, the video prompt is disabled.

But if you use Chrome on other devices, you can turn on the ‘ sync’ button, so that even the extension page is synced.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What Are the Reasons for Auto-pause on YouTube?

No interactivity on YouTube for a long time up to 45 minutes.

2. Can I disable YouTube Auto-pause on Mobile?

You cannot disable it on mobile but you can tap on YouTube play just scrolling for a second, and that keeps playing your YouTube.

3. Do the extensions work to disable the autoblock on YouTube?

Extensions are used on Google Chrome in order to disable the auto-pause on YouTube and these tools work really perfectly on your MacBook or Windows PC (if you’re using the Google Chrome browser).

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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