Looping Youtube Videos: The Ultimate Guide

January 18, 2022

With uncountable new content being uploaded to youtube every now and then, viewers always have something new to watch. But then sometimes you don't need something new but apparently, you need the same video to go on loop.

Plenty of people like putting their favorite songs, meditation guides, and many other kinds of video content on repeat. Since there are over two billion monthly users on YouTube, it totally makes sense that many of them love to use the platform as their primary channel for relaxation, motivation, and entertainment. It’s practical to be able to set up a video to play on repeat while you’re unwinding or doing other tasks without any hindrance.

If you are an avid YouTube user, chances are you have wanted to loop in your favorite YouTube videos. Perhaps, you have been looping videos on your computer at some time or you do it on a regular basis.

Loop videos for YouTube are an easy way that allows you to watch the same video again without having to press the loop button. The YouTube player adds a special “Loop” button underneath the extension which can enable you to loop videos. You can even set how many times it will repeat or repeat only a specific portion of the video.

Looping youtube videos can be very helpful when you are using the youtube app for some tutorials or want to get the same background music running in an event. 

Some time back, viewers were bound to use a third-party tool to do the needful loop until YouTube launched its own technique to loop youtube videos.YouTube decided to finally replace Adobe Flash Player with HTML5 in 2015 when the ability to loop youtube videos was introduced.

With this new feature added you can watch your favorite videos as many times as you want. But youtube still lags behind in this quality when it comes to mobile devices, some devices can play loop videos while others do not have this feature. With YouTube’s migration to HTML5, users have finally been enabled to loop any video with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Let's see how to loop videos while on desktop, android, iPad, and iPhone.

How to loop YouTube videos on a desktop? 

The looping video facility of the YouTube app works regardless of what kind of browser you are using. Google has made it easier for desktop users to loop their favorite YouTube videos. If you’re using a browser such as Firefox or Chrome, you can set up the loop in a few simple steps. You can do so by following some of the simple steps below:

  1. On the YouTube website, search for the video you want to repeat.
  2. Right-click on the video anywhere within the video borders.
  3. Select loop in the pop-up menu

After the video is playing on a loop it will continue to be in the same mode, till you right-click on it and click on the Loop option again to deactivate it.

One more way to loop the video on YouTube is 

                -   Right-click + shift

How to loop video using right-click and shift?

If for any reason, you couldn't find the loop option when you right-click on the video border, you can open an alternate menu by using both the mouse and the shift key by some simple steps:

  1. Open the video you want to loop
  2. Hold the shift key and right-click on the video simultaneously.
  3. Select Loop from the alternate menu.

Sometimes, the alternate menu doesn’t open in your browser on the first click, keep holding the shift key and right-click one more time. This option was available only in Chrome earlier, but you can now find it in other browsers as well, such as Firefox.

How to loop videos on the mobile app?

Recently, YouTube added the looping feature to the mobile app also. It is now accessible to be used by iPad, iPhone, and Android users too.

Unfortunately, the simple option for looping a YouTube video that was introduced to desktop browsers doesn’t yet exist on all mobile devices yet. Some of them are available for looping while others aren't. You have to turn to one of these available solutions given below. 

One of the ways is :

Open the youtube app on your device and navigate the video you want to set in a loop.

Tap on the screen to reveal the icon of three dots in the top right corner. 

Click on the three dots icon to open the video menu.

In the pop-up, select the loop video option to set the video in repeat.

Make sure the pop-up doesn't appear while the ad is going on before your video plays. You have to wait until the ad ends to do the process mentioned above.

To turn off the loop, you have to repeat the process. You can also loop a playlist by simply visiting one of the videos in the playlist you wish to loop and repeat the steps mentioned.

Two more solutions to make YouTube looping videos are:

  • Creating a playlist
  • Using YouTube video looping websites or apps

Let's learn about the two mentioned above.

How to loop YouTube videos by creating a playlist?

If you’ve got a YouTube account, you can easily create a playlist from a single video without the need to edit links. Moreover, you can open it whenever you feel like watching it on repeat. 

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Go to the YouTube mobile app and open the video.
  • Tap on the video you have selected.
  • Tap and hold the Save button present below the video
  • Choose the option- New Playlist.
  • Give your new playlist a title.
  • Set up whether it’s public, private, or unlisted.
  • Go to your Library.
  • Open the playlist you created.
  • Tap the Repeat button.

Uses of the looping websites or apps

A wide range of websites is available for looping YouTube videos. The main advantage behind using these sites is they can help you to choose a specific part of the video to put on loop. That sounds nice, isn't it! But, the downside is that many of them may contain malware that can harm your device. You can try a solution with some verified YouTube video loopers such as listen on repeat, loop tube, and infinite looper.

Some of the verified YouTube video looper apps with high ratings are FilmoraGo, Repeat Player, and loop player.

How to loop YouTube videos on an iPhone?

Next up, we will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to loop the videos on your iPhone.

  • Launch YouTube on your iPhone and log in to your account if you are not already logged in.
  • Now go to the "Search" option and look up the desired video that you want to loop.
  • Add that video to a playlist. There are two ways you can do that.
  • Click and hold on to the video; a small menu will appear, then click on “Add to” to make a playlist.
  • Next, play the video and then scroll down to the extreme right side, click on the "Add to" option, and then name the playlist.
  • Then, go back to the main menu and on the lower bottom right side of the screen, tap on the "Library" option and then select the new playlist.
  • Click on the drop-down button under the video, and on the left side of the drop-down screen, there is a loop button, click on that, and it will start to play the video on loop.

Both iPhone and iPad devices run the same operating system, iOS, and use similar, if not identical, CPUs and GPUs.

So the looping technique is the same in both of them.

recently some iPhones have got the direct option of looping videos on the menu. Go to the three dots on the right side of the screen and tap on it. You can find the loop option, select it and it will play the video on loop.

How to loop a part of your favorite youtube videos?

Sometimes, we wish to loop only a certain part of a youtube video instead of repeating it fully. This is quite helpful when you want to listen to a part of your favorite YouTube videos or music videos.

The most renowned app used to repeat youtube videos is a looper for youtube. It is very fun and easy to use this particular software. Choose a video from your gallery, Local Videos, or iCloud Drive. Select the number of times you want the video to repeat and play. there is also an option that allows you to export your video in reverse or in GIF format.

The steps to use this chrome extension is defined below:

  • Install the chrome extension looper for youtube. After installation, you will find the icon on the address bar
  • Restart your Chrome browser
  • Click on the looper to get the youtube extension icon
  • Select the option automatically loop every video in the dialogue box that appeared
  • Play the youtube video you wish to repeat
  • On the side of the like, dislike option, you will see a new option, loop: click on it
  • This process will make two more options appear "loop for" and "loop a portion".Select both of them.
  • Now you can select the specific timing that you wish to repeat.

Remember this particular process can be carried out only with the assistance of a desktop and chrome.


Now that you know a lot about Youtube loop videos it is time you start working on it, to make your brand message clearer for the customers your loop video should be seamless and smooth. Therefore include outros at the end of the video so that a smooth transition is formed while looping the second time. Add a CTA at the end and design it beautifully so that people will want to watch your videos more and more.

Use the OFFEO Outro Maker and create beautiful and stunning Outros using our wide variety of templates that have been well designed to make your work easy. The drag and drop feature is very easy to use and can do your work nicely in very little time. So go ahead and create an impact!

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