Turn on picture-in-picture or split screen

Picture-in-picture (PiP) allows you to continue watching YouTube TV while using other apps on your mobile device. 

Note for iOS users: We don't currently offer picture-in-picture on iOS devices. However, if you're watching YouTube TV on an iPad, you can enable split screen. Learn more about multitasking on iPad

Picture-in-picture overview

How picture-in-picture works

Picture-in-picture shrinks the video into a small player that you can move around your home screen and position over other apps. With this feature enabled, you can continue watching YouTube TV while using other apps on your mobile device.

The video will shrink into a PiP window, which can be dragged to different parts of the screen, allowing playback to continue on top of other apps. 

 Using picture-in-picture

Turn on picture-in-picture

To turn on picture-in-picture:
  1. Tap your profile picture. 
  2. Tap Settings > Picture-in-picture.
  3. Toggle on picture-in-picture. 

Turn off picture-in-picture

To turn off picture-in-picture:
  1. Tap your profile picture. 
  2. Tap Settings > Picture-in-picture.
  3. Toggle off picture-in-picture. 

Dismiss picture-in-picture

There are two ways to dismiss picture-in-picture:
  1. Tap the PiP player to show controls. 
  2. Tap the X in the corner of the video PiP player to dismiss the PiP player.

Alternatively, you can drag the PiP player to the bottom of the screen to dismiss it.

 

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