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Chrome beta for Android plays web videos in the background

Engadget logo Engadget 17/09/2016 Jon Fingas
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Ever wanted to listen to the audio from a web video on your Android phone, but couldn't because the sound would stop the moment you switched apps? You won't be hampered from now on. Google has released a beta of Chrome 54 for Android that plays web videos in the background, letting you carry on with other tasks while you finish that lecture or video podcast. You'll get a notification with basic play/pause controls in case you need to take a break. There's no firm indication of when the finished Chrome 54 will be ready for everyone, but you can grab the beta from Google Play if you're feeling experimental.

Chromium Blog, Google Play

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