Every once in a while I come across a nice music video or a fun-loving clip that I want to watch over and over again. And that’s when I make the most of this little nifty feature to loop my favorite YouTube videos on iOS device or computer so that I can watch them repeatedly–without needing to hit the replay button again and again!
How do you automatically play YouTube videos in the infinite loop? If you aren’t familiar with this smart hack, you may be taking the old-fashioned way. Whatever; let me reveal how it works!
How to Loop YouTube Videos on iPhone and iPad
To watch videos repeatedly, you have to save it and add it to your playlist. One thing worth noting upfront is that if you want to watch a single video, again and again, you need to create a new playlist and add the video to it. But if you add more videos to the playlist and hit the loop button, all the videos will play over and over in a sequence.
Step #1. Launch YouTube app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, find out the video you wish to watch repeatedly and then tap on it to play.
Step #3. Next, tap on the Saved button.
Note: Alternately, tap on the video while it’s playing and then hit the plus button.
By default, this video will be saved to your recent playlist. You may need to tap on Saved button again to bring up Save video to… menu.
Step #4. Next up, tap on New Playlist.
Step #5. Up next, give a cool name to your playlist and then make it Public, Private or Unlisted. I’m going to keep it Private.
Once you are done, hit the tick mark at the top right corner. Then after, quit the video.
Step #6. Now, tap on the Library icon at the bottom right corner. Head over to the newly created playlist and then tap on the video to play it.
Step #7. Now, tap on the tiny downward arrow at the bottom right of the video to show the loop video icon. And then, tap on it.
That’s pretty much it! Now, go and grab a hot coffee and some snacks so that you will enjoy watching the video over and over.
There are some third-party apps that let you play videos endlessly. And the ones that I have found pretty good is YouRepeat. It’s available for free (ad-supported) and works with iOS 9 or later. If you want to use the app without any ads, you will need to get the premium version that comes at $6.99. To get started, install the app on your iPhone → launch the app → search the video you wish to watch and play it as usual.
The process is a lot easier on the desktop. Read on…
How to Loop YouTube Videos on Mac/Windows PC
Step #1. Open any browser and load desktop version of YouTube.
Step #2. Click on any YouTube video that you want to loop.
Step #3. Once the video starts playing, simply right click or two fingers click on Mac Trackpad on the video screen. You will see YouTube video options.
Step #4. From the list of options, click on “Loop“.
After you have selected the option, that particular video will play infinite times until you stop it or move on to another video.
This feature certainly saves a few clicks, when you are watching something really interesting and don’t want yourself to bother about repaying the video.
Video: How to Loop YouTube Videos on Mac and Windows PC
Note: There are also some sites like ListenOnRepeat that allows you to watch videos infinitely. Simply copy the link of the video and head over to the website → paste the link and hit the enter button. However, the process seems more intuitive on the desktop version of the YouTube app.
That’s all there is to it!
Now that you know how to make a video loop on YouTube, get the most out of the short flicks or music videos that never seem to lose charm. Just like this, the entertainment app has got plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
Catch up with the below mentioned hands-on guides as well:
- How to Share YouTube Videos Using iMessage App on iPhone and iPad
- How to Live Stream iPhone/iPad’s Screen to YouTube
- How to Change Playback Speed in YouTube on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows PC
- How to Remove All YouTube Offline Videos at Once on iPhone and iPad