Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.
News
News Categories

YouTube to roll out Picture-in-Picture support for iOS, starting with Premium users

By Liu Hongzuo - on 21 Jun 2021, 10:16am

YouTube to roll out Picture-in-Picture support for iOS, starting with Premium users

Picture of YouTube logo.

The iOS version of YouTube will officially support Picture-in-Picture. That means Apple users watching YouTube can finally watch one of its videos while doing other things.

According to MacRumors, picture-in-picture will eventually roll out to all YouTube users on iOS, but the video platform company will start with its Premium subscribers first before rolling out to the rest of the U.S. userbase.

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well. - statement from YouTube to MacRumors

Picture-in-Picture on Apple mobile devices has always been a little iffy - while the iPad tablets officially support it, iOS required workarounds for the longest time. Android has Picture-in-Picture for YouTube since 2018, but that's not surprising given both Android and YouTube are owned by the same company - Google.

Source: MacRumors

Join HWZ's Telegram channel here and catch all the latest tech news!
Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you buy through these links, we may earn a small commission.