YouTube picture-in-picture feature was introduced to iOS users, but to use the feature, it is necessary to meet a certain condition. Here are the details!
YouTube picture-in-picture feature is finally available to iPhone and iPad users. The feature, which has been available on Android for a long time, has also been offered to smartphone users with iOS operating system.
Those who use Android operating system phones enjoyed watching their favorite video while busy with another job. iOS users can also benefit from the PiP (Picture in Picture) feature. YouTube confirmed to MacRumors that PiP is now available in the YouTube app on both iPhone and iPad devices.
YouTube Picture-in-Picture on iOS Requires Premium
“Picture-in-picture allows users to simultaneously watch YouTube videos with a small player while browsing outside of the YouTube app on mobile devices. We’re starting to make PiP available exclusively to YouTube Premium members on iOS.”
As can be understood from the description, a YouTube Premium subscription will be required for the feature to be added to the iOS application of the video sharing platform.
According to YouTube, people living in the United States will be able to watch the videos on the mini player without needing a Premium subscription, but this is not the case when it comes to music clips. Users in the United States will also need to purchase a Premium subscription to watch music clips with the picture-in-picture feature.
You can follow the steps below to watch a YouTube video while doing other things using the picture-in-picture feature on iOS.
How to Use Picture-in-Picture on YouTube iOS
- First, open the video you want to watch on the mini player.
- Swipe up to return to the home screen.
- You will see a small video player located in the upper right corner. There are three different buttons on this video player: 10 seconds rewind, stop, and 10 seconds forward. Thanks to these, you can pause, fast forward, or rewind the video. To watch the video on YouTube again, simply return to the YouTube application.
Picture-in-picture can be very useful, especially on devices with large screens. If you want to take notes while watching a video, you can start using the feature in question by getting a YouTube Premium subscription.