YouTube TV has announced that support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature is finally available on iPhone and iPad models running on iOS 15 or later and iPadOS 15 or later versions. The new feature will allow users to enjoy YouTube TV content in a floating window while they send texts, check their emails, look up a photo, browse through social media, and much more. It simply makes multiple-tasking possible.
In 2017, Google launched YouTube TV is a streaming television service that offers cable-free live TV from over 85 television networks including FOX Network, PBS, Big Three broadcast network, Disney Channel, and other entertainment, lifestyle, sports, kids, news networks. However, the service is only available in the United States.
How to easily use YouTube TV’s PiP feature on iOS 15
As announced by the YouTube TV support team on Twitter, users can easily minimize their YouTube TV’s viewing window to return to the Home Screen on their iPhones and iPad running on iOS 15 or newer.
- When watching a video on YouTube TV, swipe up from the bottom of the window.
- The video will continue to play in a floating window and will allow you to access your Home Screen and navigate through different apps.
- The floating window is adjustable and you can place it anywhere on your screen.
In June last year, YouTube for iOS announced that it will release the PiP feature for non-premium and Premium subscribers but the company only launched it for Premium members. Maybe after rolling out support for PiP on YouTube TV, Google will make it available for all YouTube users.
YouTube TV app is available on the App Store for free with a $64.99 monthly subscription fee. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 12.0 or later. And to enjoy the PiP feature on the app, the devices must support iOS 15 or later.
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