Is there an easy way to keep playing YouTube videos in the background, even if I switch to a different app?

I'm not interested in using the Safari multitasking trick. I want something super easy to use.

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    @Gerry Not realky: Ive specified I need an app, and not using Safari. Check the other question – aneuryzm Mar 15 '12 at 22:27
  • The other question lists an answer for using the default Youtube app too. – Gerry Mar 16 '12 at 9:17

On iOS 5.1 (not sure for earlier versions) the same procedure works for the YouTube app too (as for Safari):

  • Start the video in the YouTube app.
  • Press "Home" button once to go to springboard (or twice to switch to another app)
  • Press "Home" button twice to bring up the app-switcher. Slide to the right to bring up background audio controls. The icon on the right side will show whichever program you last used with background audio: YouTube.
  • Press Play. YouTube audio will resume playback.

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