How to Enable YouTube PIP Mode without YouTube Red on Android

If you own an Android Oreo running device then you must explore the Oreo features it offers. Picture in Picture mode is one of the most popular among them, PiP is a special type of multi-window mode mostly used for video playback. In this guide, we’ll show you how to enable YouTube PIP Mode without YouTube Red subscription.

What is Picture in Picture Mode (PiP)?

PIP stands for Picture in Picture mode, is the most popular feature which Google packed in Android Oreo. The Picture In Picture modes lets you use multiple apps at single time and on single screen. In other words, this feature lets you watch videos in a floating window while you are using other apps. The windows can be dragged to anywhere around the screen. Picture in Picture for Youtube is exclusive to YouTube Red subscription but in this guide you’ll learn to master the new feature.

The process is super easy, we are not using any exploit, mod or any other hack for this, all you need to do is just run YouTube on a web browser app like Google chrome that supports Picture-in-Picture mode. PiP feature is available for other apps as well but in this guide we are discussing the process to enable PiP mode on YouTube without YouTube Red Subscription.

How to enable YouTube PIP Mode without YouTube Red subscription

YouTube Red is only available for selected countries at the moment but by following our little trick below every user can get a snippet of YouTube Picture-In-Picture mode on it’s device. We have also posted screenshot for each step for your ease.

Before you begin:

Install Google Chrome browser from Google Play.

Your device must be running Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo.

Early preparations:

Open Settings app from the app drawer or other.

Choose Apps & Notifications from the menu.


At the bottom tap on Special App Access.

Now select Picture-in-picture.

Choose Chrome and enable the toggle to ‘Allow picture-in-picture’ for Google Chrome.

It seems you are done with the initial preparations, now head to the further process below.

Process to enable YouTube PIP Mode without YouTube Red on Android

Open Google Chrome browser on your Android device and Open YouTube Website.

At the top right tap on the three dots to open menu.

Check the Desktop site option and YouTube interface should be seen like this. (as shown).

Now go back and play any video of your choice and then press full-screen icon on the video playback window.

Now you need to press the Home button on your device while the video is playing, and the YouTube Picture in Picture mode should start working on your device.


I personally liked this feature a lot and found it very useful as well, you can watch your favorite videos on YouTube along side chatting with your friends on whatsApp and even using Facebook. If would recommend you to try this feature once and i bet you’ll love it.

That’s it! You have successfully enabled YouTube PIP mode without YouTube Red subscription on Android. If you have any queries do let us know in the comment section.

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