HE YouTube Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode will eventually reach iPhones and iPads, as announced Monday by the video platform (11). The function, which has been on Android for several years, was tested with some users on iOS in 2021 and was even removed.

With the tool it is possible to play videos from the Google service in a small window while the user is browsing YouTube itself or other applications. However, there are some restrictions on functionality on Apple devices.

According to the search giant, YouTube PiP mode on iOS At least for now, it will only be available for free in the United States. There, users will be able to enable the feature on all videos except those with music content such as artist and band clips.

Subscribers to YouTube Premium will have the opportunity to activate the tool for any type of video, including musicals, whether they live in the US or another country. In Brazil, the paid version of the platform starts at R$20.90 per month. youtube music, offline and ad-free playbackamong other benefits.

How to use

For Enable YouTube PiP function on iPhone and iPad You need to go to the settings of the application, tap on “General” and change the position of the switch in the “Picture-in-Picture” option. Next, start playing a video on the platform and exit the application.

The video will continue to play in a mini player while you browse other apps, remembering that the window can be moved to other areas. If the tool is not activated, it is still possible to use background playback by default.

Google’s video platform stated that the innovation is gradually released and will reach all supported devices in the coming days. The function can be activated on iPhones and iPads by running it. iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and later versions.

Source: Tec Mundo

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