Youtube Pip Mode on Iphone - In August 2020, YouTube started testing PiP mode on iOS, temporarily enabling it and, until recently, not being widely extended to all users, as reported by 9to5mac.
Despite the fact that the functionality still hasn't arrived as it should, any user can activate it experimentally starting today, as long as they pay for YouTube Premium. We tell you how to do it.
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How to Enable YouTube PiP mode on Iphone
To activate YouTube PiP mode on iOS, you must be a Premium subscriber, if we use the free service, we will not be able to enjoy this function, which is provided for paid accounts. One of the advantages of going premium is the possibility of trying out new experimental functions, among which, the long-awaited PiP mode.
The first thing we have to do is access YouTube.com/new and give it a try, so that the function is enabled on our iPhone. Keep in mind that only one experimental function can be tested at a time, so if you have other functions active, you should leave testing to experiment with YouTube Premium in PiP mode.
Once we enable the option, we just need to go back to start while playing the video (swipe up on iPhone with a gesture or press the center physical button on iPhone with Touch ID). The video will continue to play in a window that we can move around, with pause/playback and rewind/forward controls. In short:
- Go to YouTube.com/new (YouTube Premium subscribers only)
- Find the 'Picture in Picture for iOS' option
- Click 'Test'
- Open any video in the YouTube app for iOS
- Return to your iPhone desktop while the video is playing
Specifically, we will be able to test this functionality until October 31st. From this date, the functionality is expected to develop steadily, although there is no guarantee that we won't have to wait any longer.
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However, everything indicates that this functionality will be limited to Premium users, although in the United States PiP mode is implemented for free account users, with ads, yes.