YouTube on Thursday re-established compatibility with Apple’s iOS 14 picture-in-picture feature, even for users who view content from a mobile browser.
Earlier this month, the Google streaming video unit limited pipe activity to YouTube premium subscribers.
The YouTube app does not yet support the feature on iOS, but until about two weeks ago users were able to use the service’s website as a solution. Since PP is still running on YouTube content embedded in third-party webpages, it can be assumed that the company has actively updated the code on the mobile site to prevent access to the iOS 14 feature.
However, as Mac Rumors points out, compatibility seems to be back.
It is unclear whether the change will be permanent, but now all users – premium subscribers and those with special account holders – can view PPP content through Safari.
Apple has introduced PP video viewing for the first time with the iPhone 14 to the iPhone. This feature, borrowed from iPods, allows users to enable efficient dual-application multitasking by reducing video content, playback windows, facetime calls, and more.