How to loop videos on YouTube

YouTube is not a music service like Spotify and Pandora. Most if not all music videos from every single artist, are ever released on YouTube and songs tend to get caught in your head. Many people listen to something on a whim, for hours. A few years ago, if you wanted to link videos to YouTube, you had to use add-ons or extensions on the desktop, and for completely different mobile apps.

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Download videos on YouTube

Streaming videos on YouTube is now easy as the options are built into both the desktop website and the mobile apps. The YouTube website has been around for a long time, but the mobile apps have not been added recently.

1. Download videos on YouTube – Browser

To link a video to the YouTube desktop website,

  1. Open your browser and visit YouTube.
  2. Play the video you want to play.
  3. Right-click on the player once.
  4. Right click a second time.
  5. Select Loop from the list.
  6. The video will play on a loop until you stop it.
  7. To prevent the video from linking, you can refresh the page or deselect the loop option from the same context menu.

Note: Sometimes the right click menu will not appear ie you will not find the menu with the loop option. Try right-clicking again and it should be there.

2. Loop videos on YouTube – iOS / Android

To link videos to YouTube on the iOS or Android app;

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Select a video to play.
  3. Tap on the More options button at the top right of the video player (apparently if the video controls are visible).
  4. Select the Loop option from the menu.
  5. The video will now play on a loop.
  6. To turn it off, unselect the Loop option from the same menu.


When you upload videos to YouTube, they reload each time the video plays. You do not save any bandwidth when you flex it. In fact, when you stream video on your phone, and you are on a data plan, you are consuming a lot of bandwidth. Spring might be better for a Spotify or Pandora subscription; you only spend bandwidth on the audio stream and not on the video stream. That said, YouTube is also home to niche videos that are harder to find, more obscure than you would find elsewhere. Watching video on a loop may cost more bandwidth but if the video is not only found on YouTube, there is no other option.

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