Youtube Picture In Picture Not Working 2021, How To Fix?

Youtube Picture In Picture Not Working 2021

Picture-in-picture mode is supported by Youtube. The PIP, on the other hand, might not be right for you. The sections that follow will show you how to fix this problem. But before you do that, take a look at the PIP mode’s compatibility. To use Youtube PIP mode, your phone must match certain requirements. To begin, your Android device must be running Android 8.0 Oreo or higher. Second, the PIP mode is only available in the United States at the moment. Previously, the feature was only available to Youtube Premium/Red subscribers, but in 2018, it was made available to all U.S. users. For videos with copyrighted music, only premium Youtube members can utilize it.

How To Fix Youtube Picture In Picture Not Working Issue?

If you find Youtube PIP not working after meeting the above-mentioned requirements, then update your Youtube app. Try clearing the Youtube app’s cache and also check the picture-in-picture settings. Take a look at the steps for doing the above-mentioned methods.

1. Clearing Youtube App Cache

For clearing the Youtube app cache, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to Settings, then click Apps & notifications/Application Manager/Installed apps. The details could differ from device to device. Select what was available on your phone.

  2. All apps installed will now show up. Tap on Youtube > Storage.

  3. Then, tap Clear cache and now restart your phone.

  4. After doing that, the Youtube picture in picture mode must start working.

Do not tap on Clear data/storage, which would cause you to exit the app and delete all downloaded videos on Youtube. Clearing cache will remove only temporary files and do not involve any critical data.

2. Enabling Picture-In-Picture Mode

Youtube picture-in-picture settings could be used in device settings and the app. Though PIP was enabled by default, it could be accidentally disabled sometimes. You have to verify that it was enabled. Follow the below steps to do that.

Device Settings

  1. Go to the Settings and then tap Apps & notifications. The details could differ from device to device. Select what was available on your phone.

  2. Then Tap on Advanced and tap Special app access. Now tap Picture-in-picture.

  3. Tap on Youtube and toggle Allow picture-in-picture on next to it.

Youtube App

  1. On Youtube, tap the profile picture icon.

  2. Then head to Settings > General.

  3. Verify that then Picture-in-picture was disabled. If it was disabled, turn it on.

YouTube PIP Not Available in Your Country

Google limited the picture in picture feature to the users in the U.S. But, if you were in another world, there were 2 ways to enjoy this mode on your phone.

Using Mobile Browser

Google Chrome is supporting PIP for all videos. You could play Youtube videos in PIP mode in a similar way. For that, You have to do this.

  1. Go to Google Chrome on Android and open

  2. Tap on the 3 dots icon and then enable the Desktop site. Now, the page would refresh and the desktop version would open.

  3. Then play a video and then tap the full-screen icon for the full-screen mode.

  4. When the video starts playing in full-screen mode, tap on the Home button.

After doing that, the Youtube video would start to play outside the browser, like the picture-in-picture mode. You could watch videos when opening other apps, scrolling through your Twitter timeline, or playing games. Youtube PIP works on PCs as well.

Using VPN

With VPN, the PIP feature could work on Youtube. You have to install a VPN Android app in the Play Store and set the location in the U.S., then use the Youtube app. Now, tap the home button when the video is playing, and the video will play in a floating video.

Youtube Picture In Picture Not Working Iphone

Check below the ways to fix iphone Youtube picture in picture not working issue.

Look for updates

This functionality may not be available due to an outdated build or a bug in the old build. In most circumstances, it is preferable to maintain your application up to date. Additionally, ensure that your iPhone is running the most recent version of iOS. Because it may cause the same problem in the future. To solve it, go to the Apple Store, press on your profile in the top right corner, and scroll down until you see the update all button. To upgrade your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update and look for any available updates.

Subscribe to Youtube Premium

Unfortunately, Youtube’s picture-in-picture feature is only available to premium subscribers. It’s unclear whether the firm intends to make this capability available to everyone. However, for the time being, using Youtube in PiP mode requires a premium subscription. When you subscribe to PiP, you also enjoy an ad-free Youtube experience, unlimited video downloads, background video playback, and Youtube Music.  A student discount can be obtained by authenticating one’s status as a student.

Use Youtube in the browser

If you feel Youtube premium is heavy for buying, you can watch videos in PiP, and advertisements will not bother you. Follow the steps here.

  1. Head to in the Safari browser.

  2. Tap on Aa which is on the top left of the screen. 

  3. Then choose the Request Desktop Site option from the drop-down menu.

  4. If the desktop site loads, begin playing a video and make it full screen.

How To Do Picture In Picture On Youtube?

To begin PiP playback when a video is playing on YouTube, just tap on the Android home button. The video would now shrink into a PiP window. The PiP window could be dragged to different parts on the screen, letting playback continue on top of other apps. To resume playback in the app, just double-tap the PiP.

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