Picture in picture with YouTube app?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by miamialley, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Can you not use PiP with the YouTube app as it stands now?
     
  2. chumps52 macrumors regular

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    I think it currently only works with videos in Safari/stock apps. Not sure if that's coming in a later beta or whether YouTube etc. need to be updated, I'd assume the latter.
     
  3. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    All apps that use the standard video view controller can do PiP. Apps that use custom displays like YouTube need to be updated in order to make use of it.
     
  4. miamialley, Jun 30, 2015
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    But can you work around by viewing YouTube in safari? But Apple is going to allow third party apps to use the Pip feature right? Right??
     
  5. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    Yes. And yes, there's a developer API to make PiP available in custom video players, too.
     
  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    YES! I have been doing it since I got the beta and I absolutely love it. I just embed my videos into a website. Mine is 9youtubelinks.weebly.com . I highly recommend weekly. It took me no longer than two minutes to get it up and running :).
     
  7. mattoligy macrumors 6502

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    Google will never enable this feature on iOS as they want to charge people a premium for the ability to minimise a video on iOS!
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    They'll do it. Maybe not at launch but they'll do it.
     
  9. mattoligy macrumors 6502

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    Only for premium members I would predict...
     
  10. UAV macrumors regular

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    humm picture in picture works perfectly fine on my note4 with zero issues. so yes it can be done.
     
  11. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    This won't happen on YouTube. Backgrounding is required... YouTube will not enable backgrounding... So don't count on this feature being in YouTube
     
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Please excuse my dumb ass :oops:, but what is backgrounding my and why wouldn't YouTube want to enable it?
     
  13. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is my worry. But will we be able to split screen all apps at least?
     
  14. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Youtubes worry on backgrounding was using for audio only, yes? PiP is not audio only, video still on screen. Can't see any reason why wouldn't do so.
     
  15. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    They should be able to support it, Apple showed it off with the Watch ESPN app which doesn't support background audio and doesn't even use the default iOS video player.There shouldn't really be any reason for Youtube not to support it unless Apple mandates that PiP requires them to also support background audio.
    They also showed how you could hide a video leaving just a edge of it at the corner of the screen it's possible they might rage against that seeing it as loophole for background audio.
     

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