02 October 2020

YouTube website’s picture-in-picture mode return on iOS 14

YouTube’s website now supports iOS 14’s picture-in-picture display mode once again, after the feature mysteriously disappeared last month. It can be enabled in both Safari as well as third-party browsers like Firefox or Chrome by expanding a video to play on fullscreen, after which tapping the little picture-in-picture icon on the top-left of the interface. 

Then you are relax to minimize the browser app and use other apps while the persevering with to watch playing video. It's also possible to slide the PiP window to the side in case you simply want to hear music without the video playing on the display.

OS-level picture-in-picture support was added as a brand new characteristic in iOS 14, but shortly afterwards stopped working on YouTube.Com for iPhone users. It continued to work for users who subscribed to YouTube Premium, maybe unsurprisingly. It additionally works for iPad owners.

While picture-in-picture now simply works in browsers, it's not available within the YouTube app itself, where MacRumors notes the characteristic has never been supported. Enjoying videos in the background is possible through the YouTube app, however only in case you have a YouTube Premium subscription.

According to 9to5Mac reports, the service just lately tested a picture-in-picture mode in its iOS app, however no official announcements have been made by corporate.

[Report Credit : 9to5Google and The Verge]