Google YouTube for iOS is still testing the picture-in-picture feature: iOS 14 and above, exclusive to advanced users: On reported on February 2 that Google YouTube today extended the test period of the iPhone ‘s picture-in-picture feature for another two weeks.
According to YouTube, YouTube premium users can now use picture-in-picture mode on iOS as an “experimental feature” until February 14. The feature was originally scheduled to roll out by January 31, but that date has been pushed back several times.
Picture-in-picture mode is available on iPhones running iOS 14 and newer, and it allows watching videos while using other apps. While watching a video, users can tap the picture-in-picture button with two boxes and an arrow to move the video to a small window that floats on the home screen or other apps.
In a June 2021 statement, a Google spokesperson said YouTube plans to roll out Picture-in-Picture to all iOS users in the U.S., but did not provide a specific time frame for the rollout.
Meanwhile, picture-in-picture on iOS remains an exclusive service for YouTube power users. YouTube Premium, priced at $11.99 per month in the US, features ad-free videos, the ability to download videos, play videos when the device’s screen is locked, and more.
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