IPhone and iPad users can now multitask on their devices with a YouTube video running. A report from MacRumors indicates that the picture-in-picture feature is being rolled out for iOS users who have a YouTube Premium subscription. This will allow eligible users to watch a YouTube video in a small window on their device while using other apps. The report adds that a larger rollout to all iOS users in the US will take place soon. Even non-paying YouTube users will be able to take advantage of the picture-in-picture feature.
“Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside the YouTube app on their mobile device. We are starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and also plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users, ”YouTube reportedly told MacRumors.
While official picture-in-picture support would now be making its way to iOS and iPadOS, users had discovered some time ago that YouTube videos through Safari or other browsers could be read in a small window compared to other applications. But, in September of last year, this feature was reportedly removed by YouTube or Apple. Then, in October, the feature was found to work again with Safari and other browsers. Round trips will end with official YouTube for iOS support for PiP.
On Android, YouTube Picture-in-Picture has been supported for some time, but only for YouTube Premium members.
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