I’d like an YouTube app for my iPad with the capacity for background playback (i.e., music keeps playing even when I switch to a different app or turn off the screen).
Features I want:
- Background playback
- Free with minimal ads, or one-time purchase to remove ads. Here I’m referring to the ads added by the app itself; YouTube’s ads are okay.
- Liking videos and adding them to my playlists (including Watch Later)
- Viewing my playlists, including not only ones that I’ve created, but also ones created by others that I’ve added to my Library, and of course Watch Later.
Looking up “background YouTube” in the App Store brings up lots of results, but it seems like they have a ton of ads, and don’t really have features like liking videos, adding to playlists, or playing from your own playlists. If they do have playlist-managing features, it’s just for local playlists just for that app, not for your YouTube account.
I used to use ProTube for this, but it has been taken down.
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