YouTube begins testing local picture-in-picture feature in its iOS application
- August 29, 2020
Picture-in-picture (or PiP) has been accessible for iPad clients since iOS 9 and Apple has enabled it on iPhone this year with iOS 14. Be that as it may, YouTube has never supported this feature, which permits clients to watch videos while using different applications. This may change now as YouTube has begun testing the local picture-in-picture feature in its iOS application.
As per a few reports on Twitter, picture-in-picture is gradually being turned out to certain clients with the most recent version of the YouTube application for iOS. Different reports state that the feature is just working with a few videos, which may propose that YouTube is as yet implementing PiP.
9to5Mac had the option to affirm that the feature is to be sure being tested with a small group of users.
When you have picture-in-picture enabled, it works simply like in some other application that supports it. You can begin playing a video and afterward close the application to keep watching it in a smaller window. The video floats over the iOS home screen or some other application you are using.
Shockingly, YouTube limits video playback in the background on iOS to YouTube Premium subscribers, which implies that picture-in-picture is additionally confined to clients who pay for premium YouTube features. YouTube Premium expenses $11.99 every month in the U.S., however in the event that you buy in through the YouTube application for iOS you will end up paying $15.99 due to the 30% App Store commission.
It merits referencing that clients with gadgets running iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 can likewise watch 4K HDR videos in the YouTube application for the first time since Apple chose to include uphold for Google’s VP9 codec to their operating systems this year.
Google didn’t state when the organization will enable picture-in-picture in the YouTube application on iOS for all clients. In the event that you don’t yet have the image in-picture feature enabled in the YouTube application or in case you’re not a YouTube Premium subscriber.