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How to Loop a YouTube Video in 3 Simple Steps

by Jelena Martinec

Even though everyone loves YouTube, some features are still missing, especially in the app. But as of recently, a long-awaited one has become available. With this article, you will learn how to loop a YouTube video.

It seems that the people at YouTube have been keeping their eyes out for the demands of their consumers. That must be why you can now listen to a song on repeat without effort while studying or taking a shower.

If they keep listening to what users of the platform want and need, as they seem to be doing, they may make listening to YouTube with a locked screen available as well. But you probably already know it is possible with YouTube Premium or with the unofficial YouTube Vanced app. 

Yes, there are quite a few downsides to the free version of YouTube, and ads have to be the biggest one (you can get around ads as well with a few tricks). However, looping a video is not one of those problems anymore.

Why We Listen to Music on Repeat

There are a few ideas about why we love to listen to the same song over and over again. One of them is by Elizabeth Margulis who wrote an entire book about it called On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind. There is a good article about the book on MIC if you want to learn more.

She says that after listening to the same song many times, we memorize it so well that we can play the song in our minds in detail. When we reach that level, there arises a feeling as if we are creating the song while we are listening to it, because we can anticipate what will be played ahead. It also means we are completely immersed in it.

Another answer that we can all agree on is given by Alice Honig from the University of Syracuse in an article for Refinery29. Simply put, we repeatedly listen to songs we resonate with on an emotional or intellectual level, because it mirrors our internal state and makes us feel like we are not alone in what we feel. 

Whatever the case may be, knowing how to loop a YouTube video will help you quench your thirst for that verse you love.

How to Loop a YouTube Video

To loop a video in the YouTube app, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your smartphone and find the video you want to loop. 

Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the video. 

Open Video Settings How to Loop a YouTube Video

Step 3: Find the Loop video option in the displayed list and tap it to turn it on. 

Note: To loop a video on your computer, instead of tapping the three-dot icon, right-click on the video and find the loop option that way.

You can also loop a playlist on YouTube. Just open the playlist in your YouTube accounts Library, and tap the red play icon at the top of the playlist. Then tap the two parallel arrows icon, once to loop the entire playlist, twice to loop the selected video only. 

Then just sit back and enjoy the music. 


It seems people have been finding different ways to loop a video on YouTube for a while. If you Google how to loop a YouTube video, you can even find sites just for looping YouTube videos with URLs. Needless to say, it was a long-awaited feature, and it’s a surprise it took this long to include it in the app (the feature was added just this summer).

So we hope this article reaches you soon so you can enjoy your favorite YouTube videos as much as you like without a hassle.

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