Google is rolling out picture-in-picture support in the YouTube app to all iPhone and iPad users in the US, including those not subscribed to YouTube Premium.
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Picture-in-picture in YouTube's iOS app is taking a bit longer to hit all iPhone users, whether they've subscribed to Google's YouTube Premium service or not.
After months of testing, Google has now started rolling out support for picture-in-picture capability in its YouTube TV app but it requires Apple's iOS 15 software.
YouTube TV is adding picture-in-picture support to its iPhone and iPad app “soon” but it will be arriving a few years later than we would have expected in an ideal world.
FloatingPlayer is your Spotify and Apple Music mini player that lets you control playback everywhere via a floating Picture in Picture window on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
You’ll notice that when you watch videos in various apps on your iPhone or iPad, be it Netflix, YouTube, or something else, you can toggle Picture-in-Picture mode such that you continue watching the video at hand even when you close the app that you originally tapped the play button in. This handy feature allows for fast and convenient multitasking.
Google just announced that the native YouTube app for iOS will now support Picture in Picture mode. The feature is currently only rolling out to users in the United States, but should be available in other countries soon. At the moment, the mode is available for YouTube Premium users in the US, but it'll soon be available for all users. The Picture in Picture mode will allow users to play YouTube videos in an overlay and use another app at the same time.
Following a period of uncertainty, Google has now finally begun rolling out support for Apple's Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature on iPhone and iPad, and it's not limited to paid subscribers.
The iPhone’s native video player certainly gets the job done, but if you’re interested in something a bit more minimalistic, then a new jailbreak tweak called Atlas by iOS developer Chr1s might be for you.
Both iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14 support native picture-in-picture mode — a feature that activates a floating video player so that you can watch a video while continuing to use other apps on your device — but this interface doesn’t look as sleek on iOS & iPadOS 13 devices as it does on iOS & iPadOS 14 devices.
If you’re jailbroken on iOS or iPadOS 13 and you’re interested in having the iOS or iPadOS 14 picture-in-picture interface on your handset without updating to the latest firmware, then we think you’re going to take an interest in a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed 14PiP by iOS developer Galactic Dev.
Picture in Picture mode is a handy feature that iPhone and iPad owners can fall back on whenever they find themselves in a situation where they’d like to continue watching a video while pursuing another task on their device at the same time.
Picture in Picture mode isn’t without its shortcomings, however. For example, it doesn’t work with every app, and users may feel limited by the mini player’s usability while multitasking. That’s one reason why a new and free jailbreak tweak called FreePIP by iOS developer Soh Satoh might appeal to some users.
Visitors to the mobile YouTube website can now use iOS 14's Picture in Picture feature in the Safari browser to watch clips from their favorite creators while using other apps and multitasking on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.