iOS 14 YouTube picture-in-picture works only for Premium users

The news: YouTube, for the first time ever, is officially allowing picture-in-picture (PiP) support on iOS 14.

  • The highly-anticipated feature is only available to YouTube Premium subscribers
  • PiP is currently only available through Safari, not the native YouTube app

Our take: Pretty much everyone assumed this would be the case, but now it’s confirmed: YouTube PiP is for Premium users only. And it got me to resubscribe.