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Now, Youtube’s PiP Mode Rolling out to Non-Premium Subscribers Outside US

YouTube's PiP mode is currently rolling to non-Premium users in Italy, and is likely to be introduced to other countries gradually

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YouTube's PiP mode is currently rolling to non-Premium users in Italy, and is likely to be introduced to other countries gradually. Pixabay

Initially limited to only Premium users, YouTube’s picture-in-picture (PiP) mode is now rolling out to non-Premium subscribers outside the US.

YouTube’s PiP mode is currently rolling to non-Premium users in Italy, and is likely to be introduced to other countries gradually.

“The option to turn on PiP mode can be found in Settings > General menu in YouTube’s Android app, but it only works on devices running Android 8.0 Oreo or later versions,” the GSMArena recently reported.

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Users who don’t have a YouTube Premium subscription can play a video (non-music one) then exit the app and see if it stops or goes into PiP mode. Pixabay

However, according to Google’s support page, non-paying users in the US are being able to benefit from PiP playback with advertisements.

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Users who don’t have a YouTube Premium subscription can play a video (non-music one) then exit the app and see if it stops or goes into PiP mode.

They can also double check for the setting in the app. (IANS)

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YouTube Originals Released Post September 24 to be Free with Ads

The video-sharing site, in an email to Premium subscribers, said that Premium members will have early access to the shows, along with bonus footage

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.

“The new freemium model for YouTube’s original content begins after September 24, 2019. All YouTube Originals series, movies, and live events moving forward will be free to watch with ads for ‘non-members’.

“However, there will be tiering system where Premium subscribers ‘get immediate access to every episode of a new season’ for binging. Free watchers will have to wait for each new instalment to be released,” 9to5Google recently reported.

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

The video-sharing site, in an email to Premium subscribers, said that Premium members will have early access to the shows, along with bonus footage.

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This is being seen as the Google-owned video sharing platform’s new “Single Slate” strategy and comes at a time when most other media companies such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are putting content behind paywalls. (IANS)