If you didn’t know already, Firefox for Android could play YouTube videos in the background even when the screen is off.

Now Firefox seems to be rolling back this feature. I can no longer play YouTube videos in the background on my phone.

I suspect Google is behind this. YouTube Red’s main selling point is ad-free and background playback in the official YouTube app. Google probably isn’t very happy about Firefox doing this for free.

Right now, the only way to get around this is to request YouTube’s desktop site on Firefox browser and play. Although, this too isn’t working on some devices (it is working on mine).

Is the feature still working on your phone? If not, does the workaround fix it? Tell us in the comments below.