YouTube picture-in picture mode now available for all Android users

Back in November, YouTube TV introduced a picture-in-picture mode for those running Android 8.0 Oreo. This feature then extended to subscribers of YouTube Red. YouTube has now rolled out this feature to non-paying YouTube users as well. People in the US are reporting seeing the option appear without notice. This feature is available to only those in the US, for now.

The release notes state, “Picture-in-picture is currently only available in the U.S. on Android mobile devices running Android version 8.0 Oreo or above. PiP mode for videos that contain music content is only available for YouTube Premium members.”

Picture-in-picture shrinks the video into a small player that you can move around your home screen and position over other apps. With this feature enabled, you can continue watching YouTube videos while using other apps on your mobile device.

To start PiP playback while a video is playing in the YouTube app, tap the Android home button. The video will shrink into a PiP window, which can be dragged to different parts of the screen, allowing playback to continue on top of other apps. To resume playback in the YouTube app, double-tap the PiP. To dismiss the PiP altogether, you can it drag to the bottom of the screen.

Picture-in-picture is turned on by default for all devices running Android 8.0 Oreo and above.

To turn off picture-in-picture:

  • Navigate to your Android settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special access > Picture-in-picture.
  • Tap on YouTube.
  • Toggle “Allow picture-in-picture” OFF.



Source by deccanchronicle