YouTube Enables Picture-in-Picture on iPhone Without Premium

YouTube's picture-in-picture feature is now available on iPhone for US users without a Premium subscription, allowing multitasking. Users can enable PiP mode through the YouTube app or a browser extension called PiPfier.

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YouTube Enables Picture-in-Picture on iPhone Without Premium

YouTube Enables Picture-in-Picture on iPhone Without Premium

YouTube has made its picture-in-picture (PiP) feature available on iPhone for users in the US without requiring a Premium subscription. The PiP mode allows iPhone users to continue watching YouTube videos in a small floating window while using other apps on their device, enabling convenient multitasking.

To access the PiP feature, iPhone users need to ensure they have the latest iOS and YouTube app updates installed. Enabling picture-in-picture mode can be done through the iPhone's Settings app under General > Picture in Picture, toggling on the "Start PiP Automatically" option.

While YouTube officially supports PiP for Premium subscribers, there are workarounds for non-Premium users to enable the feature. One method involves using the YouTube app directly, navigating to the user's profile, accessing Settings, and turning on the "Picture in Picture" toggle under the General menu.

An alternative approach utilizes a browser extension called PiPfier. After installing the PiPfier app from the App Store and enabling it in Safari's extension settings, users can open the YouTube website, play a video, and tap the PiPfier button from the search bar menu to activate picture-in-picture mode.

It is important to note that YouTube's policies and features can change over time, potentially impacting the functionality of these workarounds. Users should always ensure compliance with YouTube's terms of service and community guidelines when accessing content on the platform.

The introduction of picture-in-picture support on iPhone marks a significant improvement in the YouTube user experience for iOS devices. By enabling users to engage with other apps while continuing to watch videos, this multitasking capability provides a more seamless and convenient way to consume content on the go.

Key Takeaways

  • YouTube's picture-in-picture (PiP) feature is now available on iPhone in the US without a Premium subscription.
  • Enable PiP in iPhone Settings: General > Picture in Picture > Start PiP Automatically.
  • Non-Premium users can enable PiP through the YouTube app or PiPfier browser extension.
  • PiP allows multitasking: watch YouTube videos while using other apps on your iPhone.
  • YouTube's policies and features may change, impacting PiP workarounds.