If you spend a lot of time watching videos on your computer, the new Windows 11 has a lot of multitasking capabilities that will allow you to watch films while also working more efficiently and increasing your productivity. And with Windows 11, you’ll have access to all of the features that make Windows 11 so enjoyable to use. One such feature is Windows picture in picture mode, which allows you to watch a reduced version of a video while working on another browser or your Windows system. So, let’s learn How to Enable Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode in Windows 11.
Picture-in-Picture, or PiP, is a very useful and enjoyable feature that allows you to watch a video while working in a fullscreen application. The video is displayed in a small video player window that floats on top of the application like an overlay. This feature is built into Windows 11’s ‘Films & TV’ application.
How to Enable Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode in Windows 11
The Picture-in-Picture PiP mode can be found in any native Windows 11 media or video player just like ‘Films & TV’. But do note that, it works with the videos that are stored on your hard drive. If you want to watch a video on the internet in PiP mode, you’ll need Chrome or Edge, as I’ll explain below.
1. View Videos in Picture-in-Picture Mode in Windows 11 Video Player
- First, find the video you want to watch in PiP Mode.
- Right-click on the video thumbnail and then select ‘Open with’ then choose ‘Films and TV’.
- When the video player window has opened, click the ‘Play in mini view’ button on the bottom right side of the screen.
- The video will now appear as a tiny window on top of the desktop.
- Now, you can open other programs while the video remains in a floating window on top of the application, rather than being pushed to the background.
2. Use PiP For Playing Videos in Chrome or Edge Browser.
PiP mode is supported by most browsers, but it is usually confined to a single tab or website. It is best to use an extension to gain complete PiP support. The Floating Player – Picture-in-Picture Mode extension is a short and straightforward add-on. This extension lets you put any video from any website into a PiP window that works not only when you move tabs, but also when you dismiss the browser and switch to another application.
First, you must add the extension to your browser. Open up your browser and go to chrome.google.com/webstore in a new tab.
When the Chrome Web Store page opens, type ‘Picture in Picture floating’ inside the search bar and press enter.
- Now, find and select the ‘Floating Player – Picture-in-Picture Mode’ extension from the search results.
- After that, click on the ‘Add to *your browser*’ button, then the extension will be downloaded and added to your browser.
- You can notice the extension icon appear next to the search bar.
- Start playing a video from any website, then click the same button to place the video in Picture-in-Picture mode.
- The video will appear in a mini-player window, and you may now switch tabs or even programs while the video remains in a floating window.
That’s it. So, this was how you can Enable Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode in Windows 11 on Video Player and any browser. I hope you found this post useful, thanks.
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