YouTube has began rolling out the much-anticipated Image-in-Image mode for all YouTube Premium subscribers on iOS worldwide together with India, the corporate confirmed to Devices 360. Because of the replace, iPhone customers will now be capable of watch YouTube movies in a mini participant whereas utilizing different apps. Google initially introduced Image-in-Image (aka PiP) help for YouTube customers on iOS in June this yr. It debuted for customers within the US. YouTube additionally earlier this week began inviting its Premium subscribers to check the characteristic forward of its formal rollout.
A YouTube spokesperson confirmed to Devices 360 that it has began rolling out Image-in-Image for all YouTube Premium subscribers on iOS globally.
“Image-in-Image (PiP) permits customers to look at YouTube movies in a small mini participant whereas concurrently looking outdoors of the YouTube app on their cellular gadget. We’re beginning to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Whereas the brand new expertise is step by step rolling out to iOS customers worldwide, 9to5Google noticed that Google began testing the characteristic amongst Premium subscribers. Devices 360 was in a position to independently confirm that the testing is at the moment dwell for YouTube Premium customers in India — alongside their international counterparts.
How you can use YouTube Image-in-Image on iOS
Under are the steps defining how you need to use YouTube Image-in-Image on iOS. However earlier than going forward, it is very important notice that you just at the moment want to join the testing of the Image-in-Image mode on YouTube for iOS by heading to the YouTube’s experimental options web site (www.youtube.com/new) out of your Internet browser and clicking on the Attempt it out button out there below the ‘Image-in-picture on iOS’ itemizing. Just remember to are visiting the positioning after signing in along with your YouTube Premium account.
As soon as signed up for testing, open the YouTube app and click on on any of your favorite movies.
Now, swipe up or press the house button in your iPhone to look at the video in Image-in-Image mode.
It’s value noting right here that in some instances, you might have to re-install the YouTube app in your iPhone to get the PiP mode. You must also have the newest YouTube model put in to get the brand new expertise.
The testing spherical for Image-in-Image on YouTube for iOS is offered till October 31. Nevertheless, since YouTube has confirmed its international rollout, it’s probably that a lot of customers would get the brand new characteristic earlier than the testing ends.
On Android, YouTube has Image-in-Image mode out there for fairly a while. Android customers within the US working Android Oreo or better, who do not have a paid subscription, additionally obtained an ad-supported model of PiP playback again in 2018.
Nevertheless, on iOS, the Image-in-Image mode was not out there because the starting, although it began being examined with some iPhone and iPad customers within the US final yr in addition to earlier this yr. Customers on iOS had been additionally in a position to entry PiP playback on YouTube through the use of Safari browser up till now.