How to Automatically Repeat YouTube Videos

There are ways to get around YouTube's repeat restrictions

A woman using the official YouTube app on an Apple iPad
Looping a YouTube video is fast and easy on an iPad or other device.

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Getting a YouTube video to repeat on a loop may sound like a basic task but it's surprisingly hard to do and can leave many viewers frustrated. Luckily, there are three fairly simple methods to looping your favorite YouTube music video or movie trailer and they're all completely free.

  • Method 1: Use the right-click option in a web browser on a computer
  • Method 2: Use the ListenOnRepeat website on a computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Method 3: Install the YouRepeat app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Looping a YouTube video is possible on any device from an iPhone or Android smartphone to a Windows 10 PC or a Mac.

Repeat YouTube Videos in an Internet Browser

If you're used to watching YouTube videos on your computer in a web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox, you actually have the ability to loop videos already via a hidden options menu on the YouTube website. Here's how to use it.

  1. Open your preferred internet browser and go to the official YouTube website.
  2. Once you've found the YouTube video you wish to repeat, hover your mouse cursor over the video itself and press the right mouse button. A hidden menu should appear. If you're using a computer with a touchscreen such as a Surface Pro, you can also bring up this menu by doing a long press on the video with your finger.
  3. Within this menu should be the Loop option. Click on it with the left mouse button to enable it. Once enabled, a check mark should appear next to the word Loop. Your current YouTube video will now repeat automatically as soon as it ends.

To stop a video looping, simply repeat the above steps and click on the Loop option once again. If the check mark next to the option disappears, the option will have been disabled.

This method works on: Any internet browser installed on a Mac or Windows PC.

Make YouTube Videos Repeat With the ListenOnRepeat Website

If you want to try a different method of looping YouTube videos on a computer or you're using a device such as a smartphone that doesn't allow the hidden menu option, the ListenOnRepeat website is a good alternative.

ListenOnRepeat is a free website which allows anyone to start repeating a YouTube video simply by entering its unique URL (internet address) into its search field. Best of all, this can be done in any web browser on any device. Here's how to loop a YouTube video with ListenOnRepeat.

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. Go to the YouTube video you wish to loop and click on the share button under the video player.
  3. Click on the video's URL. It should start with https://.
  4. Click on the Copy button. The address should now be saved to your device's clipboard.
  5. In your browser, go to ListenOnRepeat.com.
  6. Once the website has loaded, click on the search box at the top of the page and paste your video's URL into it by pressing the Ctrl and v buttons on your computer's keyboard. If you're using a smartphone or tablet, press the search bar firmly with your finger until a small menu pops up with the option for Paste. Click on Paste to enter the URL into the search field.
  7. Press Enter. Your video will now display in a small search result at the bottom of the page. You may need to scroll down to see it.
  8. Click on the image of your video to begin playing it. Your YouTube video will now loop indefinitely.

Alternatively, you can also search for YouTube videos on ListenOnRepeat via its search bar however you will generally get better results on YouTube itself.

This method works on: Any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a web browser installed including Android and iOS devices.

Loop YouTube Videos on Your iPhone & iPad With This App

In addition to using the ListenOnRepeat website method above, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners can also use the app, YouRepeat. The free version of the app is fully function but does show the occassional advertisment while the paid Pro version is ad-free. Here's how to use it after downloading and installing it on your device.

  1. Open the YouRepeat app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on the search icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Type in the name of the video you're searching for and press Search.
  4. Locate your video in the search results and tap on it. It will now play on a loop for as long as you wish. If you want to set a limit to the number of times the YouTube video repeats, tap on the repeat icon on the video in the top-right corner.

This method works on: iOS devices.