Can you play YouTube in picture-in-picture mode on iPhone?

Apple iPhone and iPad users can access YouTube through the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) feature, which allows users to watch videos while using other apps on their device. While the iOS-based devices only recently got this functionality, the YouTube Android app has had it for years.

You can see a supported video in a small, minimized window using the PiP functionality. This floating window can also be adapted to the user’s needs and moved in any direction. The second feature is very useful because it allows users to watch videos while using other interactive apps, especially apps that require taps, swipes, and long presses. On iOS devices, many apps already support PiP, including Netflix and Disney+Hotstar.

You can enable the PiP option in the settings if you have a Premium membership. In the YouTube app, go to Settings > General > Enable Picture-in-Picture.

  1. How do you watch YouTube in picture mode?
    While a video is playing, close the YouTube app to use Picture-in-Picture (PiP). The video will become a PiP window if the PiP setting is enabled. When the PiP window is moved to different positions on the screen, playback may take precedence over other applications.
  2. How do you use picture in picture on YouTube iOS?
    Just choose a video to watch, then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to exit YouTube to use Picture-in-Picture. A portable small player that can be moved around the screen receives the video transmission.
  3. Why is my PiP not working?
    Go to Settings, ‘General’, ‘Picture in Picture’ and check the switch to see if PIP is enabled. If so, try turning it on and off.
  4. How do I enable PiP on my iPhone?
    • Open the Settings application
    • Scroll down and choose General
    • Tap the Picture in Picture option
    • Enable PiP autostart

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