On iPhones and iPads running iOS 15 or higher, the YouTube TV app now supports picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. The news comes almost a year after the trial of PiP mode with YouTube Premium users in the main YouTube app for iOS. Interestingly, Google adds that the functionality will soon be available to everyone on iOS, even if they don’t have a YouTube Premium membership. But, still, there is no news regarding the date for the same.

Picture-in-picture is a popular feature for smartphone video apps since it allows users to continue viewing films even after they leave the app. When Android 8.0 Oreo provides native PiP support for compatible applications, YouTube TV received picture-in-picture functionality. On Android, the main YouTube app, as well as Netflix, VLC, Chrome, and Facebook, had already added PiP functionality.

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Users Can Now Watch YouTube Videos in Picture-in-Picture Mode


The YouTube TV team announced on Twitter that picture-in-picture (PiP) is now available for iOS 15 and above devices. Users may return to the Home screen simply by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (like with any other Apple app), with the movie playing in a small picture-in-picture window. Thanks to picture-in-picture features, YouTube TV viewers may watch videos while doing other things on their iPhones or iPad.

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Simply choose a movie to view in picture-in-picture mode and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the device’s homepage. The video will continue to play as a small video that may drag across your screen if you have the newest version of the YouTube TV app installed. The PiP window may close simply by sliding it away from the user’s screen.

Availability of This Feature for the Users

In terms of availability, YouTube states that the feature is now available to all users across the world. In any case, we should expect a gradual rollout to YouTube TV subscribers. To see whether there are any new updates available, go to the Apple App Store.

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Picture-in-picture for standard YouTube material is also being tested with premium users, although it has not yet been made available to those who do not have a subscription. Google, on the other hand, has claimed that this functionality will soon be accessible to all YouTube subscribers.