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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Listen to Only Audio of a Video File in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

The default Video app in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a feature named play audio only that can be used to set your phone to play only the audio from video files so you can use your phone for other activity or turn off the screen to save more power while listening to the audio. It comes handy when you more need to listen the audio of a video than watch it, such as audio books, lectures, tutorial, or even music video.

How to listen to only audio of a video file?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Video app.
  2. If the videos are grouped by folders, tap a folder and then tap the required video to play it.
  3. To enable the play audio only feature, tap More at the top right and then select Enable play audio only.
  4. Press the Home key to minimize the Video app and set your phone to continue playing the playback in the background. You can now use your phone to do other activity or turn off the screen to save more power while listening to the audio.
  5. If needed, you can control the playback using the playback controller in the notification panel or lock screen.
    • Watch the video: tap the video thumbnail to watch the video in the Video app.
    •  : tap this option to restart the playback or skip to the previous video. Tap and hold this option to rewind the playback.
    •  : tap this option to pause the playback
    •  : tap this option to resume the playback.
    •  : tap this option to skip to the next video. Tap and hold this option to fast-forward the playback.
    •  : tap this option to close the video.


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