YouTube’s web site now helps iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode as soon as again, after the performance mysteriously disappeared final month. It will be enabled in each Safari in addition to third-party browsers like Chrome or Firefox by increasing a video to play fullscreen, after which tapping the small picture-in-picture icon on the top-left of the interface. Then you’re free to reduce the browser and use different apps whereas the persevering with to look at a video. You also can slide the PiP window to the aspect in case you simply wish to hear music with out the video obstructing the show.
OS-level picture-in-picture help was added as a brand new function in iOS 14, however shortly afterwards stopped working on YouTube’s web site for iPhone customers. It continued to work for customers who subscribe to YouTube Premium, maybe unsurprisingly. It additionally works for iPad customers.
While picture-in-picture now works in browsers, it’s not out there within the YouTube app itself, the place MacRumors(*14*) notes the function has by no means been supported. Playing movies within the background is(*14*) potential by way of the YouTube app, however solely when you have a YouTube Premium subscription. 9to5Mac (*14*)reviews that the service not too long ago examined a picture-in-picture mode in its iOS app, however no official bulletins have been made.