YouTube extends its Picture in Picture test on iPhone and iPad once again, it was supposed to be conducted last October and now it’s being rescheduled to conclude on March 14. This means you will have to wait a little longer to enjoy this feature without a YouTube Premium subscription.
YouTube Picture in Picture for iOS Delayed
Currently, the YouTube picture in picture feature is available for Android users. While the iPhone and iPad users will have to wait a little longer because of the delays.
Since last June Google has been testing Picture in Picture support for YouTube. Since then it has only been released for Android devices, while iOS devices continue to wait. According to the new dates, Google will be conducting the tests again on March 14, 2022.
As a result of this, all iPhone and iPad users can only enjoy the Picture in Picture feature if they have subscribed to YouTube Premium. Users in the US and eventually for everyone once YouTube decides it’s ready for release.
The tests are never-ending, as the test dates are getting postponed. This might be an attempt to grab as many Premium subscribers as possible since it’s difficult to understand the issue when the feature runs flawlessly with a Premium subscription on iPhone and iPad.
Let’s hope everything goes well this time with the test, and it will be released next month.
According to Google, “When you’re trying this feature for the first time, it may not work properly for the first hour. If PiP doesn’t work after the first hour, try uninstalling and reinstalling the YouTube app.”