How to watch Youtube videos in Picture-in-Picture mode on iPad (iOS 9)

In iOS 9, Apple introduced Picture-in-Picture mode for the first time for the iPad. In reality, Picture-in-Picture is not a new concept, as it has existed for television, computer displays and Android devices for years. However, the new feature was met with a virtual round of applause from all iPad users.


Basically, the iPad’s new Picture-in-Picture mode allows you to watch a video in mini player when you do other things on your device. However, the Youtube app does not support Apple’s Picture-in-Picture in iOS 9, which is a little bit frustrating. Fortunately, a new web app called Youtube PiP is specifically designed to make this possible. With some simple workarounds, you will be able to watch Youtube videos in Apple’s Picture-in-Picture mode on your iPad. Here is how.

Step 1: Open a Youtube video you wish to watch in Picture-in-Picture mode.

Step 2: Tap the share button and select Copy Link.


Step 3: Launch Safari and go to the YouTube PIP web app ( to enable the mode.

Step 4: Paste the link of the Youtube video you have just copied into the URL field, and tap Go.

Step 5: Your video will appear in a pinned window. Tap it to begin playing, and then tap Picture-in-Picture button to enable the mode.

That’s all you have to do. It’s possible now to watch Youtube videos in Picture-in-Picture mode, while at the same time using the iPad for other tasks.


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