The YouTube picture-in-picture is a YouTube Premium feature and hence, requires a paid subscription. But, it is also available to users in countries like the US, for free. So, if you have a subscription for YouTube premium or YouTube Red, follow the steps mentioned below to fix your issue. You can also solve the YouTube picture in picture not working glitch if you are a user from the US. Just follow along with the instructions. And for the users who do not have a YouTube Premium subscription and are not a citizen of the US, stick around until the end of the article. We have a few tricks that you can use to enable this feature for your YouTube application as well.
YouTube picture in picture not working (fixes and workarounds):
1) Restart your Phone:
To make sure any system glitches are not preventing the feature from working, restart your device.
Press hold the power button and turn off your phone. Wait for a few seconds. Then, press and hold the power button again to turn on your phone. This will get rid of any minor system glitches that may cause the PiP(picture in picture) error.
2) Switch to another account:
Try switching to another account for the time being. Use the PiP feature again. If the problem still persists, there might be a problem with the settings of the application and/or the device – move on to the next step.
3) Turn off gesture controls:
If you use gestures to control and navigate through your phone, turn it off. There’s a possibility that it might interfere with the functioning of PiP.
– Go to Settings > System > Gestures > Turn off gestures.
– Try to toggle the PiP mode again.
4) Clear Cache and update the application :
To clear the cache, click and hold the application. Select App Info and tap on Clear data. Then select Clear Cache. This will get rid of all the unwanted cache stored by the application. Try using the PiP feature now. If it doesn’t work, look for pending updates to the YouTube app.
Updating the application and clearing the cache should get rid of all the possible reasons for the YouTube picture in picture not working.
5) Enable PiP in device settings:
Open up Settings on your device and navigate to Apps & notifications > Advanced >Special app access >Picture-in-picture. Now, select YouTube and enable the PiP feature. Now, try using the picture in picture mode.
Don’t have the YouTube Premium subscription? Here are some workarounds through which users can try to enable PiP without a Youtube Premium subscription.
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Workarounds to use the picture in picture function:
1) Change your location in the YouTube settings:
The first thing you can do to enable the PiP feature is change your device’s region from the Youtube app settings. Follow along with these instructions.
– Open the Youtube app and tap on your profile. Navigate to Settings > General > Location > Select country.- – Change your country to the ones where the picture in picture mode is supported. Preferably, change it to the US.
2) Use the chrome browser:
Sign in to your account using the Chrome application on your device. Tap on the three dots on the top-right of the screen. Enable Desktop Site. Play a video and tap on the Home button. That should toggle the picture in picture mode.
So, there you have it – the workarounds you can try for YouTube picture in picture not working. Now you can continue watching your favorite videos while using other applications on your phone. This is a good feature for the people who use YouTube to stream music. For more technological fixes and workarounds, stay tuned to ANDROIDGRAM.