Surely you’re among the numerous people using YouTube if you always wanted to take advantage of the picture-in-picture (PiP) feature. This grants you the possibility of watching videos while you’re simultaneously doing something else on your device. The feature has been available for iPad users since iOS 9, and it’s now receiving even more support.
iPhones started to possess the PiP feature as well starting this year, along with iOS 14. YouTube has started testing the native picture-in-picture feature for its iOS app, and it’s slowly being rolled out for some users who have the latest version of the YouTube app for iOS.
It’s a true delight
Once you enable picture-in-picture, you can play your favorite videos even when you close the app. They’ll be running in a smaller window simultaneously with other operations you’re doing with your smartphone.
Picture in Picture working on iPadOS with the YouTube app.
(But only worked with this live stream, there must be some codec trickery happening behind the scenes for certain playback scenarios). pic.twitter.com/75vG7Ai4ln
— Daniel Yount (@dyountmusic) August 27, 2020
You are always free to download the YouTube app for iPhones from the App Store if, by some chance, you don’t have the app already. Its description says:
Make watching your favorite videos easier with the YouTube app. Explore brand new content, music, news and more with the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad.
Discover even more with the official YouTube app. Subscribe to channels with your favorite content, share them with friends or upload your very own videos for everyone to see.
Get more out of your video streaming app and discover even more with YouTube.
There are currently 700 million iPhone users on the planet, which is significantly less than the number of Android users: 2.5 billion, meaning over a third of the world population. However, the iPhone 11 flagship was one of the best-selling smartphones on the planet in 2019.
With around 300 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, the platform doesn’t show any signs of downfall.