Can’t go full screen while watching YouTube in safari

stubbornapple

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If there’s a YouTube video embedded in a website and I try to touch on full screen it says “your browser doesn’t support full screen.” Has anyone else come across this? I’ve got an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11.3.1.


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Greenmeenie

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I’m running the latest ios on my ipad mini, and i get the same message. An easy fix is to just open the youtube app and you can then view it full screen.
 

bmac89

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If there’s a YouTube video embedded in a website and I try to touch on full screen it says “your browser doesn’t support full screen.” Has anyone else come across this? I’ve got an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11.3.1.


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Same here on iOS and Mac also.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/youtube-in-ios-safari.2113012/#post-26009903

If you load the desktop version of youtube on iOS it allows fullscreen and PIP but you must do this first from the youtube homepage and not once you have already opened a youtube video.
 
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TheRealAlex

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I’m running the latest ios on my ipad mini, and i get the same message. An easy fix is to just open the youtube app and you can then view it full screen.
Correct, Youtube wants you/us to use the Youtube App in all cases. So on purpose they are removing functionality or breaking Existing norms and browser functionality.

Heck I’ve run in to young people at work who complain they can’t find the Youtube App on a Desktop PC.
And I remind them Youtube is just a website. To use the browser.