Since 2005, YouTube users have uploaded millions of videos on various topics. You can find easy-to-follow tutorials, the narration of historical events, and exciting recipes to try out. You can also listen to music to help you focus or rain sounds to lull you to sleep. However, if you are trying to concentrate or sleep, the last thing you need is the inconvenience of manually restarting your video.
Fortunately, you can put your YouTube video on a loop so it will play continuously in the background. If you’re unsure, follow our step-by-step guide that shows you how to loop a YouTube video and enjoy your content without interruption!
Loop a YouTube Video on Your Computer
We’ll begin by learning how to loop a YouTube video on your computer. This example uses Firefox, but the steps are the same with any browser. Make sure your device has connectivity and let’s get started!
Step 1: Open YouTube and Go to the Video You Want to Loop
The first thing you’ll need to do is go to YouTube.com on your web browser. Then, type the name of your video in the YouTube search bar to locate it. Alternatively, you can search for a specific topic to bring up a list of relevant videos. Next, open the video you want to put on repeat.
Step 2: Right-Click on the Video
Second, right-click on the video to bring up the menu. If the menu does not open, wait until any ads are complete before clicking on the video. You must click directly on the video window or the pop-up menu will not open.
Step 3: Click on Loop
Finally, click Loop at the top of the menu. When Loop is on, you will see a white checkmark on the right-hand side of the Loop setting. That’s it! Your video will play continuously until you click on Loop again to turn it off.
Loop a YouTube Video on Your Mobile Device
Now, you will learn how to loop a video on your iOS or Android mobile device. In just three steps, you can set any video to repeat on the YouTube mobile app. Let’s begin!
Step 1: Open the YouTube App and Go to Your Video
Open the YouTube app on your mobile device. Click on the magnifying glass next to your profile picture to bring up the search bar. Type in the name of the video you want. You can also type in a phrase to search for videos related to your theme. Open the video you want to loop.
Step 2: Tap the Video and Click on the Settings
Wait for any ads to finish, then tap on the video window to bring up the menu. Tapping outside of the video window will not bring up the menu options. Next, click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner to open the video settings.
Step 3: Tap Loop Video
Your final step is to tap Loop Video to play your video continuously. When you turn Video Loop on, you will get a notification at the bottom of your screen. Click Turn Off in the blue text on the left of the notification to stop your video from looping. You can also bring up settings and tap Loop Video again to turn it off.
How to Loop a YouTube Playlist
Now you know how to loop a single YouTube video, but did you know you can also loop YouTube playlists? You can loop your curated playlists or playlists that other users have made. Follow the steps below to learn how to loop a YouTube playlist on your computer or mobile device.
How to Loop a YouTube Playlist on Your Computer
To loop a playlist on your computer:
- Click on the three lines at the top left-hand corner to open the YouTube menu.
- Select Library or click Show More at the bottom of the menu to view your playlists.
- Select the playlist you want to loop and click Play All.
- Click the Loop symbol in the playlist box to loop the playlist.
The symbol will be in bold black text when loop is on.
If you want to loop a single video in a playlist, click the Loop symbol again and a “1” will appear inside. Now, only the selected video from your playlist will repeat. Click the Loop symbol to once more to go back to the previous setting. Click an additional time to turn off loop.
How to Loop a YouTube Playlist on Your Mobile Device
To loop a YouTube playlist in the mobile app:
- Click on Library at the bottom of the Home screen.
- Select the playlist you want to loop from the list.
- Click on Play All.
- When the first video begins, click the Loop symbol on the left above the thumbnails.
Loop is turned on when the symbol is in bold white text.
To loop a single video within the playlist, click the Loop symbol again. You will now see a “1” in the middle of the symbol, indicating that only this video will repeat. Click the Loop symbol another time to go back to looping the entire playlist. Click the symbol a final time to turn off loop.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you learn how to loop a YouTube video on your computer and mobile devices. As you have discovered, it is an easy process, but it is a handy trick to have up your sleeve. Now you can focus better and sleep more soundly while your YouTube videos automatically play on repeat.