YouTube blocks picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14 for users without a premium account

YouTube blocks picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14 for users without a premium account

Owners of branded Apple smartphones running iOS 14 have lost the ability to watch YouTube through the Safari browser using the picture-in-picture mode. To unlock the option, also known as PiP, the popular video platform requires you to purchase a YouTube Premium subscription.

YouTube blocks picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14 for users without a premium account

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After Apple developers implemented picture-in-picture video technology on iOS 14 devices, it turned out that the function did not interact with YouTube. Soon, iPhone owners came up with a way to get around the limitation. As it turned out, this simply required opening the video in Apple's Safari web browser.

However, not everyone will be able to use this opportunity. YouTube decided to block PiP in exchange for purchasing a premium account. Enterprising iPhone owners have already begun looking for ways to bypass the restriction.

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