Enable YouTube picture-in-picture on iOS 14 Safari with this Siri Shortcut
With the launch of iOS 14, YouTube's Product Managers have decided to block picture-in-picture mode in mobile Safari.
This is kind of a dick move on their part, they want you to buy Premium, but I doubt this is the way to convince people.
Step 1 - Find the trigger
After inspecting the page, it looks like they're using an event called webkitpresentationmodechanged, to suppress PiP mode.
Step 2 - Prevent it from activating
It's very hard to remove anonymous event listeners without a reference, so let's just stop it from triggering. We can do this by adding our own event to trigger first and prevent it from bubbling up.
Step 3 - Trigger PiP mode automatically
To save us a few clicks, in Safari, we can call webkitSetPresentationMode() to trigger PiP automatically.
Heres The full Code
let v = document.querySelector('video');
v.addEventListener('webkitpresentationmodechanged', (e)=>e.stopPropagation(), true);
And what your Shortcut should look like: