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Top 2 ways to fix YouTube PiP (Picture in Picture) not working on Android

Picture in picture mode causing issues? Here is how to fix it on your Android.

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Mobile phones have always been superior in multitasking and portability as compared to desktops. One can take away his/her entertainment anywhere they wish with these portable smart devices. YouTube introduced picture in picture mode from Android 8.0 Oreo. This feature allows you to continue to play video while using any other application. There are some issues with PiP as well. Here are how to Fix YouTube PiP not working.

The feature converts into a small floating window and continues to play. There are 2 checks a user should confirm to use this feature. First, your Android smartphone should run 8.0 Oreo or above. And secondly, one must have a YouTube Premium/Red subscription(if not in the USA, as the feature is available to everyone in the USA without a subscription). Also, make sure that the applications are up to date.

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Table of Contents

Enable PIP

This is the first step one should check to use this feature. Often it happens that the feature gets switched off by default. The picture in picture mode might be switched on in the application but not from the system setting. Here is how you can do it.

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Step 1 – Hold the application icon to discover settings.

App info

Step 2 – Tap on the App info.

Step 3 – Head to Advance.

Step 4 – In the option, you will find Picture in Picture mode, tap on that and toggle on the option.

Picture in Picture mode

After following this step double-check by heading Settings>General>Picture-in-picture in the YouTube application to make sure this option is switched on.

Read Also: WhatsApp to roll out PIP feature for WhatsApp Web

Clear Cache

There might be an issue of bad cache which might have caused this problem. Clearing this catch will solve this issue. Here is how you can do it.

Step 1 – Hold the application icon to discover settings.

App info

Step 2 – Tap on the App info.

Step 3 – Had to Storage and Cache.

Step 4 – Press Clear Cache.

Clear Cache in Android

Read Also: WhatsApp rolls out PiP mode to all Android users

Following these steps will surely fix YouTube PiP (Picture in Picture) not Working on Android. Also if the user doesn’t have a premium subscription and still wants to enjoy the PIP feature. he/she must consider using a VPN and setting it to the USA.

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