TipBITS: Watch YouTube Videos in Picture in Picture

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/2019/07/19/tipbits-watch-youtube-videos-in-picture-in-picture/

YouTube tries to disable the Picture in Picture feature on the Mac and iPad, but working around YouTube’s methods is easy.

Great tip! Works fine in Chrome 75 and Mojave too.

It requires more manual dexterity and some practice to do, but I find the two-finger zoom (the opposite of the pinch) into full screen move works pretty reliably on iPad if you use the desktop site. From there you have native video controls, including pip. Now if I could just get it to send full resolution by default.

I didn’t know you could do that! Clever.