According to a video clip shared by developer Daniel Yount on Twitter, Google appears to be testing the picture in picture (PiP) feature on its YouTube app for iPadOS.
Picture in Picture working on iPadOS with the YouTube app.
(But only worked with this live stream, there must be some codec trickery happening behind the scenes for certain playback scenarios). pic.twitter.com/75vG7Ai4ln
— Daniel Yount (@dyountmusic)
The developer, however, notes the feature only seemed to work with a particular live stream. “There must be some codec trickery happening behind the scenes for certain playback scenarios,” he says.
With PiP on the iPad, you can start playing a video and then close the app to continue watching it in a smaller window. The video floats over the iOS home screen or any other app you are using.
While many apps support PiP on iPad, the YouTube app does not yet officially support it. Apple is also bringing PiP support to iPhone with iOS 14.