YouTube for iOS is finally gaining picture-in-picture support for all users, premium and base subscribers alike. The feature will allow users to close the YouTube app and continue viewing their video in a small pop-up window.
YouTube told MacRumors that says that picture-in-picture is currently rolling out to all premium subscribers on iOS and that a rollout to all US iOS users will soon take place.
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.
The YouTube picture-in-picture feature has been a game of virtual whack-a-mole for a while now, with users occasionally reporting that it has worked on the YouTube website in Safari.l Others found that they could use Shortcuts to turn off built-in parameters on the YouTube site that disables picture-in-picture. Happily, it sounds as if those workarounds will no longer be required.