How to Record While Listening to Music on Android Device

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The popularity of music videos continues to rise, especially among content creators. Although you can add music to an existing video using many video editing apps, it takes more time. Shooting a video with music inserted simultaneously is a much faster process, but what if Android instantly pauses the music you're listening to when you start recording the video portion? We support you.

Today we are going to share the best apps that let you record videos with music in the background. Additionally, we will explain how to add music to a video from your gallery using Instagram. Read on to find out how you can make any video more entertaining by adding sound.



How to Record Video with Music on Android

By default, any music you are listening to stops when you start recording video on Android. However, this can be fixed by installing a third-party app, such as Ensemble. Here's how to record a video with background music using the app:

  1. Visit Google Play Store and download the Ensemble app.
  2. Launch your music application and listen to the desired song.
  3. Launch the Together app and tap the video camera icon at the bottom to start recording. The music should continue to play.
  4. When you want to stop recording, tap the same camera icon to stop.

Alternatively, you can record videos with background music through Instagram. To do this, follow these steps:


  1. Open your music app and play any track.
  2. Launch Instagram on your phone.
  3. Swipe from left to right to open the camera.
  4. Press and hold the white button in the center to start recording.
  5. Release the white button to stop recording.
  6. To save the video, tap the down arrow icon at the top of the screen. If the video is long, you will have to save it in several parts because Instagram can only save short videos (between 3 and 60 seconds). You can navigate between video parts at the bottom of the screen.

Snapchat also allows users to play their music in the background while recording a video. Here's how:


  1. Play any track you want in any music app.
  2. Launch Snapchat and open the camera.
  3. Press and hold the capture button at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Release the capture button when recording is complete.
  5. Optionally add text or filters to your recording.
  6. Tap the down arrow icon located in the lower left corner to save the video. You can also tap "Send to" to send it in a direct message.

Instead of shooting videos with music, you can add music over any existing video using Instagram. Here's how:

  1. Launch Instagram and swipe directly from your feed to open the Stories camera.
  2. Tap your gallery icon at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Select a video from your gallery.
  4. Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
  5. Select "Music" from the sticker options.
  6. Type in the name of the desired track and tap on the song when you find it.
  7. Tap the sticker to change its shape if needed.
  8. Select the part of a song you want to use in your video by moving the toggle at the bottom of your screen.

How to Record Video with Spotify on Android Phone

To record video while listening to music on Spotify on Android phone, you need to use a third-party app. If you're using the native Camera app, the music will stop when you start recording. The easiest way is to use the Ensemble app – follow the steps below:



  1. Visit Google Play Store and install the Ensemble app.
  2. Launch Spotify and start playing the song of your choice.
  3. Open the Together app and tap the camera icon at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Press the camera button again to stop recording.

Not everyone wants to install an entire app for every little feature, but almost everyone these days has either Instagram or Snapchat (or both). Here's how to record a video on Instagram with Spotify:

  1. Launch Spotify and listen to any track.
  2. Launch Instagram and swipe directly from your feed to open the Stories camera.
  3. Press and hold the white button at the bottom to start recording.
  4. Release the white button to end recording.
  5. Tap the down arrow icon at the top of the screen to save your video.
  6. Instagram only saves short videos (up to 60 seconds). All long videos will be cut into several files. You will need to save each video part separately. Navigate between the parts at the bottom of the screen.

The process on Snapchat is similar – follow the steps below:


  1. Play any track on Spotify.
  2. Launch Snapchat and open the camera.
  3. Press and hold the white capture button at the bottom to start recording.
  4. Release the white button to stop recording.
  5. Add filters or a caption if desired.
  6. Tap the down arrow icon in the bottom left to save the video.

FAQ

Why can't I record video while listening to music on Android?

By default, music stops on Android devices when you launch the Camera app. This happens no matter what music app you use. The reason is convenience. For example, you might want to record something urgent, like your cat doing something funny, and you might not have time to pause the music.

Moreover, you can add music to video later using almost any video editing application. But with the growing popularity of TikTok and Instagram Reels, this feature may conversely be considered annoying by some users.

Please don't stop the music

Hopefully, with the help of our guide, you can now shoot videos with music playing in the background. Although you can use Instagram or Snapchat for this, these apps only allow you to record short videos. Dedicated apps like Together allow you to record videos of any length without hassle on these platforms, so we recommend giving them a try.

Do you think Android developers should let users decide if they want to pause music when using the native camera app? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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