Can’t go full screen while watching YouTube in safari

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stubbornapple, May 5, 2018.

  1. stubbornapple macrumors member

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    #1
    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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  2. FeliApple macrumors 65816

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    Same here on a 9.7 Pro running iOS 9.3.4
     
  3. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816

    Greenmeenie

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    Maybe try loading the site in desktop mode? Or mobile mode if desktop mode is already loaded
     
  5. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    There's a link that says "learn more". Click it.
     
  6. twinlight macrumors 6502a

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    Youtube wants you to use their app. So they changed the player to not support fullscreen anymore.
     
  7. bmac89 macrumors 65816

    bmac89

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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.
     
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    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.
     

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