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YouTube Autoplay doesn't work with screen off in Desktop mode.

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I run Firefox in Desktop mode with the screen off to listen to YouTube on my earbuds.

Autoplay works normal (with playlists) when the screen is on, also in the background. If the screen is off, Autoplay pauses until the screen is turned on. As soon as screen shows YouTube, the page loads the next file and Autoplay works as normal.

I have uBlock Origin installed.

The phone is a Samsung Note 10 + running Android 11 and One UI 3.1.

I run Firefox in Desktop mode with the screen off to listen to YouTube on my earbuds. Autoplay works normal (with playlists) when the screen is on, also in the background. If the screen is off, Autoplay pauses until the screen is turned on. As soon as screen shows YouTube, the page loads the next file and Autoplay works as normal. I have uBlock Origin installed. The phone is a Samsung Note 10 + running Android 11 and One UI 3.1.

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Is Video Background Play Fix add-on is enabled?

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Just installed it, restarted Firefox. Trying it now.

Modified by monkeylikespam

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Unfortunately, the addon does not solve the issue.

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Hi

Do you have an example YouTube video I can use to replicate this issue with?

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This happens with all playlists on YouTube. It only seems to happen after a video has been playing for a while. If I start a video near the end and turn the screen off, the next video is loaded normally.

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