YouTube now supports iOS 14’s picture-in-picture again, after the post He mysteriously disappeared Last month. It can be enabled in both Safari and third-party browsers like Chrome or Firefox by expanding a video to play it full screen, then clicking the small picture-in-picture icon at the top left of the interface. Then you are free to minimize the browser and use other applications while continuing to watch the video. You can also slide the PiP window to the side if you just want to hear the music without the video blocking the screen.
Support for OS-level picture in picture has been added as a file A new feature in iOS 14, But soon after that it stopped working on YouTube for iPhone users. Keep going for users who subscribe to YouTube Premium, perhaps not surprising. It also works for iPad users.
While Picture-in-Picture now works in browsers, it is not available in the YouTube app itself, however Mac rumors Notes The feature was never supported. Play videos in the background is being Enabled via the YouTube app, but only if you have a YouTube Premium Subscription. 9to5Mac Reports The service recently tested picture-in-picture placement in its iOS app, but no official announcements have been made.
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