Here’s how to officially turn on YouTube PictureinPicture (PiP) for iPhone right now

Back in June, Google started rolling out Picture-in-Picture support in YouTube for iPhone. It’s not widely available yet, but YouTube Premium subscribers can experimentally enable it immediately today.

One perk of being a Premium subscriber is the ability to “try experimental new features.” shows what’s available with test capabilities featuring an end date and button to manually enable. Tapping “Try it out” next to “Picture-in-picture on iOS” will turn it on. One important caveat is that this test currently only works on the iPhone and not the YouTube app on iPad.

With Picture-in-picture (PiP), watch YouTube videos in a mini player while using other apps.

How to use: While you are watching a video, swipe up (or press home) to close the app and watch in a mini player.

Afterwards, swiping up or pressing home after starting a video in the YouTube mobile app will generate a PiP with standard play/pause and rewind/forward controls. There’s a shortcut to return to the application and close, while pinching enlarges/minimizes.