YouTube Picture-in-Picture support for iPhone and iPad now available globally

YouTube started testing Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support when viewing content, for iOS and iPadOS Premium users in the US last year. Today, after testing and experiments, the company has finally rolled out the feature globally for premium users. This feature is already available for Android users.

How to use it?

To turn on the feature, in the YouTube app, go to Settings > General and turn-on Picture-in-picture. If you don’t turn on PiP, you’ll still be able to use background play by default.

With Picture-in-Picture (PiP), you can watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing other apps on your mobile device. The PiP window can be dragged to different parts of the screen, allowing playback to continue on top of other apps. You can pause or stop playing a video before you exit YouTube to prevent PiP from turning on.


In the U.S., everyone using the YouTube app on iPhone and iPad can use the PiP feature for non-music content. Globally, you need a Premium subscription to use it on iPhone and iPad, just like Android.


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