It’s been about a month since I started testing macOS Sierra. Loaded with a great many smart features, the latest macOS has been developed to rock. I bet, you would have to try it to believe if you haven’t yet put your hands on it.
Personally, one of my favorite features in macOS Sierra is Picture-in-Picture which allows you to watch any video while using any app. As for instance, you can edit a photo while watching any interesting video. The best thing about it is that the video will continue to play even if you switch apps.
Indeed, PiP is a fantastic multitasking feature. Though it may not be a new invention as this functionality has existed for quite some time, you would enjoy using it on your Mac. All geared to make the most of PiP? Let’s give it a try today!
How to Enable and Use Picture-in-Picture on macOS Sierra
- Web developers have to use API (given by Apple) to make PiP available.
- If a site doesn’t support PiP, you won’t be able to use it.
- Currently, PiP isn’t available on Facebook and YouTube. But, Vimeo supports it.
- As of now, PiP supports only Safari web browser.
Step #1. First off, you need to launch Safari on your Mac and visit any site which has the support of PiP.
Step #2. Now, find any video which you want to use in PiP mode and start playing it.
Step #3. Next up, you have to click on the PiP icon on the video control bar.
That’s done! Now, a small video window will appear in a corner of your screen.
You have the option to place the video window at any corner of your Mac screen. To do so, simply drag it to the desired corner.
The PiP window can’t be placed in the middle of the screen as it remains only in a corner.
If you want to disable or turn off Picture in picture mode, simply click on the tiny icon on video.
Even though YouTube doesn’t support PiP, you can enable it for your favorite videos thanks to a nice trick. Give this new functionality a quick try and let us know your feedback about the same in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.