Solved Galaxy S6 - youtube listener app? No video.

Dell / Inspiron one 2320
March 5, 2016 at 18:42:07
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.3 GHz / 4001 MB
I'm looking for an Android app for my S6 that will allow me to listen to youtube without wasting data with the videos.

I listen to Pandora (way too much!) and I often hear artists that I am not familiar with. If I like them, I want to hear more of their stuff. Pandora doesn't let you listen to multiple songs from a single artist, so I often turn to youtube. When I am at home (on wifi) I'll hook my phone to my sound system and listen to a bunch of the artist's videos.

I'd like to do the same thing while driving or walking the dog, but I don't want to waste data on the videos that come with the tunes.

Are there any decent apps that will stream the audio but block the video?

As an aside, I often come across songs and even "entire albums" on youtube where the "video" is nothing more than a static image of the album cover or perhaps the artist. If I listen to these songs and/or albums, does the video portion (the image) use much data or is it a one-shot image download and then just audio after that?

Thanks for any info (on either question) that you can share.

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March 6, 2016 at 02:26:07
I don't know of any app which can separate audio from video on Youtube, or just stream the audio component.

If a Youtube video just shows a static image, that's all it is, just data for that static image. You won't be charged for that image data downloading continuously while listening to the audio.


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March 7, 2016 at 06:30:19
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Thanks for the info on the data usage with static images. That's comforting. :-)

I tried an app called AudioPocket but it's a beta version and kind of a pain to use.

You have to first find/start the video on YouTube, then pause it, then "share" it with AudioPocket, then use the notification from AudioPocket to play the audio. Way too many steps and the ads are really bothersome. There also appears to be an issue
with some videos not being available in the US, but you don't know that until you do the sharing and then check the notification bar. These are videos that will play on YouTube but won't transfer to AudioPocket.

There's supposedly a paid version that eliminates the ads but you still need to
share the video from within YouTube. Pretty clunky.

YouTube Music from Google seems to be more usable, but as far as I can tell you need to sign up for YouTube Red at $9.99 a month. That ain't going to happen.


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