YouTube brings a long-awaited feature to its iPhone app: picture-in-picture (PiP). All Premium subscribers will soon have access to the viewer, and YouTube says it plans to enable PiP for all iOS users in the United States.
“Picture-in-Picture allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini-player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device,” a YouTube spokesman told Engadget. “We started spreading PiP through YouTube Premium members in iOS, is expected to launch PiP for all US iOS users. “
Apple brought PiP to iPhone last year part of iOS 14. Many video streaming apps already support the feature, including Netflix, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + and Apple TV. Although it supported PiP on Android after 2018, YouTube had been a notable replacement on iOS until its core change, which was first reported by MacRumors.
Some iOS users have found solutions to watch YouTube for PiP. He has sometimes it worked through the YouTube mobile website and some people have access to it Shortcuts. YouTube has not revealed the timeline for PiP’s progress, but in the end those solutions will no longer be necessary.
PiP support on the YouTube app has been delayed, and it’s nice to see that it won’t be just for Premium members, at least in the United States. I personally look forward to watching and watching chaotic Overwatch League games on a mini player while reading the reactions on Twitter.
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