In June, YouTube, an online video sharing and social media platform announced that they would add a new feature that would bring picture-in-picture to iOS devices.
Now, according to the reports, the social media giant has lived up to its words to finally make the much-demanded feature available. However, this feature is not for everyone and is available for a limited period only. You can avail of this feature if you are a YouTube Premium subscriber.
If you want to know the steps, just follow the guide below:
Step 1: Make sure you are a YouTube Premium subscriber
Step 2: Open www.youtube.com/new on your web browser
Step 3: Scroll down to where “Picture-in-picture on iOS” option and click “Try it out”
Step 4: Sign in to your account and you are all done.
Once you have completed all these steps, started a YouTube video and navigate away from the app by swiping up or using the home button, and picture-in-picture will start.
If you lock your phone while watching PiP, the app will pause the video you are watching. But you can resume it via the lock screen media controls.
9to5Google notes that some users have reported that they were able to enable this feature on iPhones and iPads, however, its access was a little unpredictable. (Apparently uninstalling and reinstalling the app might help)
YouTube has stated that the feature is “Available until 31 Oct.” But we are hoping that YouTube will be bringing this feature to all users as promised in June and not just paid ones.