You Can Finally Watch YouTube While Scrolling Through Your iPhone. Here’s How
Good news for all the YouTube enthusiasts out there! In a recent update, YouTube has introduced a feature that allows users to watch videos while scrolling through their iPhones. This new functionality brings added convenience and multitasking capabilities to enhance your YouTube viewing experience.
Picture-in-Picture Mode on iOS
The new feature is made possible by the introduction of Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on iOS devices running iOS 14 or later. PiP mode enables you to continue watching videos in a small floating window while navigating through different apps or even when your iPhone is locked.
This means that you no longer have to pause or exit out of the YouTube app every time you want to check messages, reply to emails, browse social media, or perform any other tasks on your device.
Enabling Picture-in-Picture Mode
To take advantage of this handy feature and watch YouTube videos while scrolling through your iPhone, follow these simple steps:
1. Ensure that your iPhone is updated with iOS 14 or a newer version.
2. Open the YouTube app on your device.
3. Start playing any video from the vast collection available on the platform.
4. Once playback begins, swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen or press the home button (for older versions with Touch ID) to minimize the YouTube app.
Voila! The video will now appear as a floating window above whatever else you’re doing on your device screen.
Adjusting Position and Resizing
You can easily adjust and resize the PiP window according to your preferences:
• To move it around:
Use one finger to drag it across different areas of your screen.
• To resize it:
Pinch two fingers together or apart in order to shrink or expand its size accordingly.
Feel free to position it anywhere convenient for continued viewing without obstructing important content or app interfaces.
Additional PiP Controls
While in Picture-in-Picture mode, YouTube provides a set of controls to enhance your viewing experience:
Tap the video window to play or pause the video at any time.
• Close Video:
If you’re done watching and want to close the floating window, look for the “X” icon usually located in one of the corners. Tapping it will return you to full-screen mode within the YouTube app.
Limitations and Premium Access
It’s important to note that while Picture-in-Picture mode is available for free on iOS devices, some limitations apply. Specifically, YouTube restricts this feature for users who do not have a YouTube Premium subscription. So if you are subscribed to YouTube Premium, you can enjoy uninterrupted playback even when switching between apps or locking your iPhone.
However, -for those without
a premium subscription,
-Picture-in-Picture remains limited
to background audio playback only.
The introduction of Picture-in-Picture mode on iOS has brought an exciting new way to watch YouTube videos while scrolling through your iPhone. This convenient multitasking feature allows you to continue enjoying your favorite content without interruptions as you navigate through other apps or perform various tasks on your device.
So go ahead—update your iPhone software, open up the latest version of the YouTube app, and immerse yourself in endless hours of entertainment while effortlessly navigating through other aspects of digital life!