YouTube is fulfilling its promise to bring picture-in-picture viewing to iOS users. YouTube’s Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode has been deprecated on iOS for a long time. Finally, this feature is open to users as an experiment. Only YouTube Premium subscribers can use the picture-in-picture feature even in experiments.
The premium test will end on October 31st. If you don’t have access to the features right away, you’ll need to reinstall the YouTube app.
The company has not disclosed when it plans to enable PiP for non-premium subscribers. This is one step further. YouTube’s web-only support was at best limited. This is to expand your potential customers and make your YouTube app comparable to competing for video services.
What is picture-in-picture mode?
A picture-in-picture feature allows users to run a video in a small window while continuing to use the rest of the screen real estate for other work.
This feature was announced in June for iOS users. The company doesn’t say whether it will always be limited to YouTube Premium members or will be available to non-premium members as well. YouTube claimed that this feature will be available until October 31st. The video streaming application may then be deployed to all users (including non-premium members).
How To use Youtube picture in picture mode on iOS
iOS users who have purchased YouTube Premium regularly will be able to use the feature by first accessing the device www.youtube.com/new, then scrolling to where you see Pictureinpicture on iOS, and then clicking Try. After that, the user must log in to their account.
To make video work in PiP mode, YouTube Premium members on iOS simply click the home button or, in the case of a new iPhone, go to work, and the video will automatically start in PiP mode.
The small window that plays the video can be easily rearranged and moved by dragging it on the screen.