Picture in Picture (PiP) for YouTube iOS & iPadOS apps

Picture in Picture (PiP) for YouTube iOS & iPadOS apps

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Stenveel Adams started this petition to Google, Inc and

Google, add support for Picture in Picture (PiP) function in your iOS and iPadOS YouTube apps.

What is now?
You can watch videos while YouTube app is open, when you close the app only sound continue to play in background for YouTube Premium users. The only option to activate Picture in Picture (PiP) function is to open a video within your browser, witch is not convenient and ruins the need of native YouTube application. Android YouTube app has PiP functionality for years. Google needs to treat their Premium subscribers equally, they pay the same price on both platforms and they should receive the same service for Android and iOS.

What need to be done?
Implement native iOS & iPadOS Picture in Picture function for YouTube users.

What are benefits for users?
YouTube Premium users will be able watch their favourite channels while multitasking. For example you can work on iPad and watch YouTube at the same time.

What are benefits for Google?
Implementing PiP function will illuminate inequality between iOS and Android YouTube Premium users, everyone will receive the same service for the same price. That will show customers that the main priority for company is their users and Google won’t spoil user experience in favour of short competitive moves. According to App Revenue Data 2021 - 65% of global app revenue comes from iOS users, increased loyalty and new PiP function will make YouTube Premium service much more attractive. As a result you not only secure your old subscribers, but attract much more new YouTube Premium users from the platform with highest app revenue.

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