NOTE: The minimized floating window mode playback is time limited to 3 mins but you can easily unlock it for unlimited play with a one-time upgrade.
The player is ultra light (just 0.2MB) and does not require any device permissions. It’s ad-free (no ads) except for any ads shown as part of the YouTube video. It supports YouTube playlists as well.
If you intend to use it on a slow 2G, 3G or 4g mobile connection, easily switch to a lower resolution. A low quality setting can also save a lot of data bandwidth, when you are more interested in listening to the music/audio.
While it can work standalone, Play Lite is not intended as a full replacement or alternative for the default Google YouTube app. It just provides a quicker way to play the videos if you don’t want to go into the video details and comments. However, it does provide some additional functionality such as float play and loop play over the normal YouTube app. It does not support background play with screen off. Use the minimized floating window option instead to multi-task while listening to music or podcasts.
All videos are provided by YouTube and the app does not have any content of its own. If you have issues playing any video or need more video details easily switch to the official YouTube app anytime with just one click.
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