How to Enable Picture-in-Picture for YouTube in macOS Sierra

Look forward to enabling Picture-in-Picture for YouTube videos on your Mac running macOS Sierra? Here is how you can get started with it.

When iOS 9 arrived with iPad specific “Picture-in-Picture” mode last year, I really appreciated the feature. The ability to let you use more than one app simultaneously with optimum convenience is multitasking at its very best. As for instance, you can watch your favorite video while using other apps at the same time.

Now, Picture-in-Picture mode has arrived with macOS Sierra. You can watch any video; continue to chat with your friends without needing to quit the app in which you are working all at once on your Mac.

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How to Enable Picture-in-Picture for YouTube in macOS Sierra on Mac

Even though YouTube’s player doesn’t officially work with PiP, you can easily enable this feature for your YouTube videos on Safari using a smart feature. Here is how it works:

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  • Picture-in-Picture is supported only in Safari web browser.
  • Your Mac must be running macOS Sierra, which is currently available as a developer beta, to let you use PiP.

How to Enable Picture-in-Picture for YouTube Videos in macOS Sierra

Step #1. First off, you need to launch Safari on your Mac running macOS Sierra.

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Step #2. Next up, head over to

Step #3. Now, you have to right click on the video that you want to detach.

Right click on the video that you want to detachStep #4. After a menu appears on the screen, you will have to right click again to reveal another menu.

Step #5. Finally, you will need to click on the Enter Picture-in-Picture.

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Click on the Enter Picture-in-PictureThat’s all!

The video has been detached. Enjoy watching your favorite video in PiP mode on your Mac. You can dock video in one of the four corners of your Mac screen, resize it or even lend always-on-top property to it.

Disable the PiP Mode

If you want to disable the PiP mode, simply click on the tiny icon displayed at the bottom of the video.

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Disable the PiP ModemacOS Sierra has quite a lot of interesting features including Siri, auto unlocks, universal copy and paste and more. No wonder, it has received positive reviews from both fans and tech experts.

What’s your feedback about macOS Sierra? You can leave your feedback either by commenting below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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