The YouTube TV standalone online TV streaming service continues to expand to more platforms. Google is also improving the user experience on platforms where the service is already available. Those who subscribe to YouTube TV and use an Android smartphone to stream TV online will be delighted to find out that it now has a picture-in-picture mode. This enables subscribers to continue watching their favorite shows while being able to do something else on their handset.

The latest update for YouTube TV adds support for the picture-in-picture mode. Users just need to tap on the home button and whatever they’re watching is going to float on the other app that they decide to launch. For example, they can fire off emails without missing a single second of their favorite game.

This is actually more of an Android 8.0 Oreo feature than it is a YouTube TV feature. That’s why those who have an Android handset that’s running version 8.0 Oreo will be the only ones that can take advantage of this feature.

Other online TV streaming service like Hulu and Sling TV don’t support this Oreo feature as yet but given that YouTube TV has added support for it now, it may only be a matter of time before they follow suit.

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