YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode is rolling out to more iPhone and iPad users

YouTube's picture-in-picture mode is rolling out to more iPhone and iPad users
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Google announced that YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode for iOS and iPadOS, which lets you watch videos in a floating window while using other apps, is rolling out to more people. According to this and community posts As of Monday, folks running iOS 15 will start seeing the feature soon, although there has been some fragmentation in its usability.

YouTube Premium subscribers should be able to access this feature no matter where they live in the world. One place where you can really get YouTube Premium, of course – and they will be able to use it to watch all kinds of content. YouTube only mentions picture-in-picture feature in the US for non-paying YouTube users. But in the US, the company says that “anyone who uses the YouTube app on iPhone and iPad” will get the feature, though it’s only available for “non-music content.” If you’re using Android, it’s probably It has had this feature for years.and YouTube says nothing has changed in that regard today.

This news may be a bit confusing for some Premium subscribers (like me) who have been able to access picture-in-picture mode for a while. types of methods. In June 2021, the company said The feature was rolling out for paying customers and was planning to bring picture-in-picture to its free users. until augustwas available as an experimental feature that Premium subscribers could enable. Then, in April 2022, YouTube ended the experiment, so users can no longer sign up to use the feature. Then, the company said He would have more details to share about the “soon” feature.

All that said is that it’s a bit of a bumpy road to get to this announcement today (though some of us enabled it last year and have been using it ever since). YouTube says in its tweets and blog post that it admits to “slow deployment for a highly requested feature.” The company has also given itself some leeway so that this phase also takes some time – his tweet While the blog post is a bit more specific, he says the feature is “slowly rolling out” and should arrive “in the next few days.”

To see if you have access to the feature, go to the YouTube app, try playing a video, and then exit the YouTube app to go to your home screen or another app. If picture-in-picture is enabled for your account, the video will automatically open in a floating window. You can also control the feature by tapping your profile picture in the upper right corner of the YouTube app. Settings > Generaland check for a transition labeled “Picture in picture”.

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