September 22, 2021
YouTube will carry picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads

YouTube will carry picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads

The YouTube app on iOS might be getting picture-in-picture help, permitting all customers to look at movies whereas doing different issues on their iPhones and iPads. A YouTube spokesperson informed The Verge that the function is at the moment rolling out to Premium subscribers, and {that a} launch for all iOS customers (together with the free ones) within the US is within the works.


Apple added help for picture-in-picture video for iPads with iOS 9, and introduced it to iPhones with iOS 14. Since then, YouTube’s help for the function on iPhones and iPads has been spotty — it really works for iPad for those who’re utilizing Safari (although some have reported it doesn’t work for non-Premium subscribers); iPhone customers have solely been in a position to entry the function periodically.

That complication appears to be going away, not less than for these within the US: iOS customers, with or and not using a YouTube Premium subscription, will quickly have entry to it utilizing the YouTube app as Android customers have for years. YouTube didn’t present a timeline for when the function would arrive without spending a dime customers, however acknowledged the rollout to Premium subscribes is in progress.

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