How to use the YouTube picture-in-picture on any Android smartphone for free

There have been many new features introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the most important is undoubtedly the picture-in-picture. But there are basically two problems: the first is that currently PiP (picture-in-picture) works only with few apps, such as Duo and YouTube, the second is that for the latter it is necessary to pay.

The picture-in-picture for the video sharing platform is only available in the paid version of YouTube Red, as we explained to you yesterday. In addition to the need to subscribe to a subscription, this service is only available in the US and a few other countries, so we can only stay bitter in the mouth for this controversial choice by Big G.

Fortunately, the beautiful Android is the versatility and the ability to travel alternative routes. This is the case with some third-party applications such as NewPipe, which allows you to see video at a window without spending a penny. There is some kind of compromise, such as the lack of live support and login with your account, so no subscription list from which to spit new videos.

If you are willing to accept these small sacrifices, however, you will benefit from the new PiP functionality on any Android smartphone (not just with Android 8.0 Oreo) by downloading F-Droid APK from here and installing it as any application, provided activating the “Unknown origin” entry from your device’s security settings. Once you open the NewPipe app, install it and the game is done.

Another solution might be to use Telegram, which, as we have already explained, allows this feature for a long time (in addition to playing YouTube video off screen). Do you have other tips to take advantage of YouTube’s picture-in-picture on any smartphone? Let us know with a comment below.

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