If you are a regular user of YouTube as many of us are, you probably stumbled upon many videos, (mostly music videos in my case) that you like and would like to play them over and over again. But it’s so frustrating when you have to click on that ‘Play’ button whenever the video finishes playing. And if you even made a big playlist of videos, it would be very nice to somehow make that playlist repeat when the last video on playlist ends so the first one starts all over again right?
I’ve often wanted to figure out how to make it repeat in an endless loop. Last night I discovered how to do this quite by accident. And as always, I would be happy to share that trick with you.
Please note that in order to be able to do this, you first must be a registered user on YouTube. (it’s free!)
So here’s how to:
1. Open the playlist in YouTube that you wish to make repeat.
2. Click the first video to make it play.
3. While it’s playing click Playlist.
4. A drop down menu should appear that says “Select Playlist”.
5. Select the playlist that the playing video is in.
6. Click ‘ok’. This will make a duplicate of the first video in the playlist you’re working with.
7. Return to the playlist you are trying to make repeat.
8. To do number 7 follow steps 9-13. If you already know how to do number 7, skip steps 9-13.
9. Hover the cursor over “Account” at the top of the screen.
10.A drop down menu will appear saying “My Videos, Favorites, Subscriptions Contacts, More…”.
12.The next screen will be all of your favorites with a playlist beside it.
13.Select the playlist you have been working with.
14.Find the duplicate of the first video in the playlist. It should be last or near last.
15.If the duplicate is not last or the original is not first then rearrange your play list so that the original is first, and the duplicate is last. This will trick the playlist into repeating indefinitely.*
16.Start the playlist by clicking “Play All Videos”.
The key here on any playlist you want to repeat is to make the first and last video the same.
Sometimes lists will glitch and stop after so many plays (approximatelyvideo plays by my experience so far), whether it is set to repeat or not. You simply have to click “Stop Auto playing” and re-click “Play All Again” to get the list going again. YouTube.com has this in its help section. They say they are working on it and I really hope they do.
But don’t worry, it’s not hard as it seems. Actually, once you do it first time, it’s very simple! Especially if you already know how to make a play list and navigate (know your way around) YouTube. I think explaining is the hardest part of the whole process.