How to use Picture in Picture mode to watch YouTube on iPad

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YouTube videos come to Picture in Picture mode on iOS 9, thanks to Corner Tube.
YouTube videos come to Picture in Picture mode on iOS 9, thanks to Corner Tube.
Photo: App Advice

Picture in Picture mode is one of the best features of iOS 9. On iPads, it lets you continue to watch a video from one app (say, Netflix) in the corner of your screen, even while you’re browsing a webpage, reading your email, and so on.

A lot of cool video apps already support Picture in Picture mode, but curiously, Google’s YouTube app isn’t one of them. But if you want to watch YouTube in PiP mode, there’s another app you can try.

Available from the App Store for $1.99, CornerTube brings PiP to YouTube so you can watch the latest PewDiePie episode (or whatever) in the corner of your screen while doing something else. But that’s not all it does: CornerTube also contains numerous features that enhance PiP mode.

One such feature is a Today widget, which detects when a YouTube link is saved to your keyboard and allows you to easily load the video in PiP mode just by tapping on it. There’s also an Action Extension that will let you pipe a YouTube video to CornerTube from any app, just by tapping and holding on the link and selecting “Open in CornerTube.”

CornerTube will work on any iPad Pro, iPad Air or later and iPad mini 2 or later running iOS 9. You can download it here.

Via: App Advice

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  • xxFoxtail

    Protube has had this feature forever. Is there any reason why I’d want to switch to this app if I’m happy with Protube?