Does picture in picture work with YouTube?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

Picture-in-picture (PiP) does work with YouTube, but the availability and functionality may vary depending on the device and your subscription status. Let me break it down for you:

1. YouTube TV PiP for iOS 15+: YouTube TV, which is a subscription service for streaming live TV channels, recently introduced picture-in-picture support for iOS 15 and above. This means that if you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 15 or later, you can now watch YouTube TV content in a small floating window while using other apps. This feature is available to all YouTube TV users, regardless of whether they have a premium subscription or not.

2. YouTube PiP for Android Premium members: On the other hand, if you’re referring to the picture-in-picture feature for the regular YouTube app on Android mobile phones, it is currently limited to YouTube Premium members. YouTube Premium is a subscription service that offers ad-free playback, background play, and offline downloads, among other features. As a YouTube Premium member, you can watch YouTube videos in a floating PiP window while using other apps on your Android device.

It’s important to note that these PiP features may not be available in all regions, and YouTube may roll them out gradually. So, if you don’t see the picture-in-picture option on your device, make sure you have the latest version of the YouTube or YouTube TV app installed, and check for any updates in your device’s settings.

I hope this clears up any confusion about picture-in-picture functionality on YouTube. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!