YouTube ends iOS PIP testing for Premium subscribers

YouTube Premium subscribers can no longer sign up to test YouTube’s picture-in-picture feature on iOS. PiP has disappeared from YouTube List of available experimental featuresWhere he was Previously listed Expiry date April 8. 9to5Google Reports Some users see the “Feature you are trying to turn off” logo to let them know that the test is over, but both And Me more Add that the feature still works on their accounts that previously signed up for testing.

Picture-in-picture support for video services is generally available at the system level for both iPhones and iPads, but YouTube support for this feature she has also intermittent, which requires workarounds such as viewing it through a browser rather than its local app. But testing YouTube Premium made the feature smoother, and allowed viewers to continue watching after moving away from the main YouTube app.

Screenshot showing the picture-in-picture test that was scheduled to end on April 8.
Screenshot: YouTube.com

YouTube testing of Picture-in-Picture support for Premium users was always supposed to be limited. First announced in June last yearthe trial period was originally set to Expires on October 31, before it is extended. But even though the test was only for Premium users, last month YouTube confirmed again It hopes to roll out the feature to all US iOS users, including non-privileged users, “in the coming months.”

With any luck, the end of Picture-in-Picture testing on YouTube Premium means Google’s video platform is ready to roll out the feature more widely. Just last month, the search giant brought picture-in-picture support to YouTube TV on iOS. Hopefully, regular YouTube isn’t too far behind.

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