The much-awaited update of YouTube Premium for iPhone users has finally arrived. According to the reports, the feature of picture-in-picture on iOS has been coming for a long time since its official launch for Android.
To recall, in June, the video uploading platform announced it will bring the update of picture-in-picture for iPhone users soon. Therefore, the time has come for this exciting feature. This mode is already present for Android users for a very long time and the users give positive feedback after using the new video mode.
Unfortunately, the main issue arrives for the original and free version of YouTube. It seems like the new mode or update will only be available for its paid customers. Besides this, this feature may be temporary, which means it could come for a short period of time.
The reason is its testing; the company is providing this only for testing purposes of iPhones. This testing or maybe beta will be available till October 31st. In addition to this, the picture mode works only on iPhones and not on iPads.
Also, the PiP mode of YouTube for iOS came in 2020 for iOS 14. Anyhow, the video-sharing and uploading service plan to bring this update to all the users of iOS, rather than only for premium users.
Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube Premium in iOS
The PiP mode lets you watch the video even after our screen is off. Moreover, after you’ve turned on this mode, you can do background work or activities without pausing or stopping your favorite video.
While the video will continuously play in your device’s background without creating any interruption. If you’re an iPhone or iPad device holder, you can access this video mode only if you’re a YouTube Premium subscriber.
Initially, the Google-owned video platform released this feature for the USA YouTube Premium account holders. After some time, the feature gradually expanded globally.
According to 9to5Google, the company has launched this feature in the entire world–not only in the USA. Furthermore, we have also tried this feature in our YouTube Premium app for iPhone and it works.