YouTube Picture-in-picture feature, known as “PiP” for short, is one of the important features that will allow all users to watch videos while doing other things on their devices, and YouTube is working to provide this service to iOS users,
The Verge quoted a YouTube spokesperson as saying that the new feature is currently rolling out to YouTube Premium subscribers, and that its rollout to all iOS users (including free users) in the US is in the process of being rolled out.
The site says YouTube launched support for Picture-in-picture for iPads running iOS 9, and brought it to iPhones running iOS 14. Since then, YouTube’s support for the feature on iPhones and iPads has been spotty — it works with the iPad. If you’re using Safari (although some have reported that it doesn’t work for non-premium subscribers); iPhone users were unable to access the feature periodically.
According to The Verge, this complexity will fade, at least for those in the US, as iOS users, with or without a YouTube Premium subscription, will soon be able to access it using the YouTube app as Android users have for years. YouTube hasn’t provided a timeline for when the feature will arrive for free users, but YouTube said the rollout of premium subscriptions is in progress.