Picture-in-Picture mode is finally available on iOS, but not on YouTube


On Monday, YouTube announced that its Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature is finally coming to iPhones and iPads. In 2021, some iOS users were able to test the feature, which had been present on Android for a few years, before it was deleted.

The technology allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small window while using other Google services, such as YouTube or other apps. However, there are some limitations on Apple products in terms of usefulness.

At least for the time being, YouTube’s PiP mode on iOS is only available in the United States, according to the search engine. Except for music videos, viewers will be able to turn on the functionality on any video in the library.

As a YouTube Premium subscriber, you’ll be able to activate the feature for any form of video, regardless of where you live in the world. With a monthly subscription price of R$20.90, users in Brazil can access YouTube Music, offline playback, and ad-free listening.

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What you need to know

To make YouTube PiP work on iPhone and iPad, go to the app’s settings, select “General,”.  Then move the “Picture-in-Picture” switch to the desired position. It’s as simple as starting a video and then shutting down the app.

While using other programmes, the video will continue to play in a small player while you move the window around. It is still possible to use background playback if the tool is not activated.

New features will be gradually rolled out over the next few days, Google’s video platform has indicated. To use this feature, you must have an iPhone or iPad that is running iOS 15, iPadOS 15, or later.


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