How to activate picture-in-picture for YouTube in macOS Sierra

Along with iOS 10 at WWDC was presented to Sierra macOS ā€“ the operating system is the next generation with new features for even more intelligent and useful work.

MacOS Sierra Mac users can work with one window and view the content in another. The OS allows you to have a video of Safari or iTunes in a separate window on top of all others while you work and even change its size, drag, or fixed in any corner of the screen. The video remains at the top, even when you are working in another window, so you don’t miss anything.

Working with video in windowed mode has always been available in OS X, but it is much nicer to watch in the corner of the frameless window screen on top of a video in iOS. To enable this functionality in macOS Sierra is quite simple.

How to activate picture-in-picture for YouTube:

Step 1: right click on the YouTube video you want to watch picture-in-picture.

Step 2: Again, do a second click on the video to open the second menu. Select to Enable picture in picture”.

Thus in macOS Sierra can be displayed on the Desk is a small neat window, a video from YouTube. Window you can resize and move to any part of the screen.

Picture-in-picture is only available in macOS Sierra, users of the previous versions of the OS can make use of third-party applications, such as Helium or Picture in Picture. Software downloaded from the developer’s site, not via the Mac App Store. However, they do not require deep integration into the OS, so there is no risk of losing important data. Applications use only Safari, WebKit, activating the required plugin and making it possible to use picture-in-picture”.

With Helium and Picture in Picture can be displayed on the desktop window, a video, local storage, or from different streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.

See also:

  • macOS Sierra: 7 reasons to wait for the new desktop platform Apple
Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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