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YouTube adds support for Split View and Slide Over multitasking on iPad

Google has updated its YouTube app for iPhone and iPad, adding support for iOS 9's Split View and Slide Over multitasking views on supported iPads. The design of the app on the iPad has also been tweaked slightly.

Here's what you'll find in YouTube 11.10:

  • Added slide over and split view support
  • Moved home tabs into navigation bar for iPad in landscape mode
  • Fixed bug that prevented URLs in video descriptions from opening

YouTube recently added support for the resolution of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but still has yet to support iOS 9's picture-in-picture viewing mode. You can grab YouTube 11.10 from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • For picture in picture with YouTube videos I use PipTube. It lets you copy the video url and then plays your video with picture in picture support.
    Because YouTube lacks support for PiP I created PipTube myself and it has fit my needs ever since.
  • There are a few third party apps (ProTube,YouPlayer, Tubex) which do offer this Slide Over/Split View AND Picture in Picture (PiP) and even have other great features (play audio in background, remove ads - ProTube only). CornerTube, Moldavite and PipTube only offer Picture in Picture (PiP).
    My favorite is definitely ProTube.
  • Finally!!!!!. I really want this update from YouTube
  • I was waiting for this update for the longest. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Any word on YouTube Red coming to Canada Sent from the iMore App