YouTube is finally rolling out picture-in-picture mode for YouTube TV on iOS

YouTube is rolling out a picture-in-picture mode for YouTube TV on iOS devices running iOS 15 or newer, the company announced on Wednesday. YouTube Product Manager Neal Mohan promised the The Vergecast that feature was on the way, and now it’s finally here.

With picture-in-picture, you’ll be able to continue watching YouTube TV when you exit the YouTube TV app. The feature can be useful if, say, you’re watching a sports game but want to scroll through Twitter to see reactions to what just happened on the pitch. It’s been a feature that’s been available on Android for years, so it’s good to see that Google has finally brought it to Apple’s iOS devices.

That said, we’re still waiting for Google to roll out picture-in-picture for all users of the standard YouTube app on iOS, no YouTube Premium subscription required. This feature is being tested if you do have a Premium subscription, and the YouTube Labs page currently says you can try it out until April 8.

In a statement given to MacRumors In February, Google said it “still plans to roll out PiP for all users without a YouTube Premium subscription in the US,” but “we don’t have any further updates to share at this time.” In a statement to The edge On Wednesday, Google spokeswoman Allison Toh said the company is “still testing picture-in-picture on iOS with Premium members and hopes to make it available to all iOS users (Premium and non-Premium). ) in the United States in the coming months.”

Updated March 30, 6:05 p.m. ET: Added comment from Google.


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