YouTube is bringing a long-awaited feature to its iPhone application: picture-in-picture (PiP). All Premium subscribers will before long approach the viewer, and YouTube says it intends to empower PiP for all iOS clients in the US.
“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 spokesperson told Engadget. “We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS, and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.”
Apple carried PiP to iPhone last year as a feature of iOS 14. Numerous video streaming apps as of now support the feature, including Netflix, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV. Despite the fact that it has upheld PiP on Android since 2018, YouTube had been an eminent holdout on iOS until its change of heart, which was first detailed by MacRumors.
A few iOS clients found workarounds to watch YouTube through PiP. It has now and again worked by means of the YouTube mobile website and a few group have gotten to it through Shortcuts. YouTube hasn’t uncovered the timetable for the PiP rollout, however in the end those workarounds will presently don’t be required.
PiP support on the YouTube application is long late, and it’s ideal to see that it will not be only for Premium members, in any event in the US. I’m expressly anticipating kicking back and watching turbulent Overwatch League matches on a smaller than usual player while reading reactions on Twitter.