Can you PiP YouTube on iPhone?

Answered by Michael Wilson

You can use Picture-in-Picture (PiP) on YouTube with your iPhone. PiP is a feature that allows you to continue watching videos in a small floating window while using other apps or performing other tasks on your device. It is a convenient way to multitask and not miss out on your favorite YouTube content.

Initially, PiP was only available to YouTube Premium subscribers in the US on iPhones and iPads. However, YouTube has now expanded this feature globally for all iOS and iPadOS 15.0 and higher-running devices. This means that iPhone and iPad users around the world can now take advantage of PiP while using YouTube.

To use PiP on YouTube, you need to ensure that your device is running iOS or iPadOS 15.0 or higher. If you haven’t updated your device’s software, make sure to do so before trying to use PiP. Once you have the updated software, follow these steps:

1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.
2. Play a video that you want to watch.
3. While the video is playing, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen (or swipe down from the top-right corner on iPhones with Face ID) to go to your home screen or switch to another app.
4. The video will now appear in a small floating window, allowing you to continue watching while using other apps.
5. You can resize and move the PiP window by pinching or dragging it to a different location on your screen.
6. To pause or resume the video, tap on the PiP window. You will see playback controls, including play/pause, skip, and close options.

PiP on YouTube is particularly useful when you want to watch a video tutorial, a music video, or any other content that doesn’t require your full attention while you complete other tasks on your device. It enhances your multitasking capabilities and makes your overall user experience more efficient.

It’s worth noting that PiP on YouTube is only available for YouTube Premium subscribers. If you’re not a YouTube Premium member, you can consider subscribing to enjoy ad-free viewing, offline downloads, background play, and the PiP feature.

PiP is a great feature that allows you to watch YouTube videos in a small floating window while using other apps on your iPhone. With the recent global expansion of this feature, iOS and iPadOS 15.0 and higher-running device users worldwide can now enjoy the benefits of PiP on YouTube.