reported that YouTube today announced that Premium subscribers using iOS are currently receiving support for iOS 14 picture-in-picture mode. All U.S. YouTube users with iOS will eventually receive this status, whether or not they have a Premium subscription. Explaining what picture-in-picture does, YouTube said in a statement that “Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos on a small mini player while browsing on their mobile device outside of the YouTube app.”
YouTube repeated what we said in the first paragraph. “We’re starting to launch PiP (picture in picture) for YouTube Premium members on iOS, and we plan to launch PiP for all U.S. iOS users as well.” This feature allows YouTube users to close the YouTube app and continue watching the video they are watching from a small pop-up window.
There had been certain workarounds that YouTube users with an iPhone could use in a mobile safari to make PiP work. This would also include asking the mobile browser to run the desktop version of YouTube. This workaround is prevented and honestly based on what Google
the unit says today, there really is no reason to put together a workaround for YouTube PiP on iOS.
Android users who watch YouTube for free have already had the ability to watch YouTube videos with PiP for multi-tasking. For years, YouTube had constantly tried to get iPhone users to sign up for Premium by promoting PiP multitasking. But soon, even non-YouTube subscribers will be able to use PiP for multi-tasking in the U.S.