How to disable background playback on YouTube Premium



Background playback is quite possibly the best part of YouTube Premium. Being able to start a fun playlist or a long discussion panel, turn off the screen, and listen while you keep going about your day is indispensable, but there are times where it can get annoying. For instance, you tap a Reddit link and it automatically opens the video in YouTube, and you hit the back button to go back to Reddit, but the video keeps playing in the background.

Whether you want background playback to happen some of the time or none of the time, here’s how to turn it off.