With the arrival of YouTube Shorts, an important feature also came to the Google video portal: playing a YouTube video in a loop. In the past, YouTube only allowed you to loop playlists, but now it also allows you to easily loop a video, without the need for tricks like creating a playlist with a single video.
Playing videos in a loop can be practical in some situations, such as putting an ambient sound in the background, putting our child’s favorite drawings, practicing that new chorography, or listening to that new song that we are liking so much over and over again. And for this, below we are going to see how to loop videos or playlists with YouTube for Android.
Looping a video
We start first with the option to loop a single video, which is the fastest and easiest option to use. We just have to follow these steps:
- Play a video.
- Tap on the video to activate the playback controls.
- Click on the upper right More icon (the icon with the three dots).
- Activate the Loop Play option.
With this option the video will be repeated continuously until we deactivate loop playback, or close the video or start playing a new video.
Loop through a playlist
If we want to play several videos in a loop we have to use a playlist. When playing a playlist we have the loop playback icon. If we press it once, the icon will be marked in bold and the entire list will be played in a loop. If we want to repeat a video in the list we have to touch the loop playback icon again so that a 1 appears in the icon. This way that single video will loop and will not jump to the next video in the list.
Create a playlist
If you do not know how to create playlists on YouTube, we will explain how it is done. You just have to touch the Save option that appears in the actions menu of a video. There it will save the video in the recent list, but by clicking on Change we can select or create another list.
We can also save videos in a playlist without having to play a video, from search results or recommendations. Here we have to click on the icon with the three dots to open the options menu and click on Add to playlist. Playlists are found on the Library tab. There we will see all the lists that we have created and to reproduce them we just have to click on them and then on the “Play” icon so that each of their videos will begin to play.