How to Watch Video in Picture-in-Picture mode in macOS Sierra & High Sierra using Safari

How to Watch Video in Picture-in-Picture mode in macOS Sierra & High Sierra using Safari


You can play and watch video in a floating window simultaneously when using other apps at the same time with new Picture-in-Picture(PiP) multitasking feature on your macOS Sierra &High Sierra.

Apple introduced new mac operating system at WWDC 2017 named as “macOS High Sierra” which is loaded with many new features like Apple File System, HEVC (new standard for video), Metal 2(a graphics game changer), Smarter Safari and some changes in Photos app, Notes, Siri, Mail, Facetime and more. 

You can play and watch video in a floating window simultaneously when using other apps at the same time with new Picture-in-Picture(PiP) multitasking feature on your macOS Sierra &High Sierra.
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The best hidden feature among them is Picture-in-Picture (PIP) multitasking feature that is you can watch and continue playing video even if you switch any apps. is Picture-in-Picture(PIP) is already existed on iPad. So let’s try on your mac running macOS High Sierra as well.

Here’s how to enable and use Picture-in-picture mode on your Mac running macOS Sierra and High Sierra using Safari.

How to Start Picture-in-Picture Video mode on macOS High Sierra using Safari

macOS High Sierra’s Picture-in-Picture video mode supports Safari web browser only if your site supports PiP. If not, it won’t allow Picture-in-Picture mode on macOS High Sierra.

Step 1. To start Picture in Picture, Launch Safari or iTunes on your Mac running macOS High Sierra that supports Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP).

Note: Safari supports Picture in Picture with webpages that use HTML5 for video playback, such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Step 2. Now, find any videos you want to use in PiP video mode(Picture-in-Picture).

Step 3. Tap to Play to start the video

Step 4. When playing video, click on the macOS High Sierra’s Picture-in-Picture video mode supports Safari web browser only if your site supports PiP. If not, it won’t allow Picture-in-Picture mode on macOS High Sierra. PiP (Picture-in-Picture) icon in the video’s playback controls as in the screenshot below;

You can play and watch video in a floating window simultaneously when using other apps at the same time with new Picture-in-Picture(PiP) multitasking feature on your macOS Sierra &High Sierra.

Voila!! Your video will now detach and see a small video window appear in a corner of your screen. If you can’t see PiP icon you will not able to play video in PiP mode.

How To Stop Picture in Picture video mode on macOS Sierra & High Sierra

To disable Picture in Picture video mode on macOS Sierra & High Sierra, simply follow below steps;
  • Click To disable Picture in Picture video mode on macOS Sierra & High Sierra, simply follow below steps or  To disable Picture in Picture video mode on macOS Sierra & High Sierra, simply follow below steps in the Picture-in-Picture window.

  • Or close the original window or browser tab that is providing the video.
How to Move or resize the Picture-in-Picture window

You can also move or resize the PiP window as you like;
  • Just drag the PiP window to move it to a different corner of the Mac screen. If you hold down the Command key while dragging, you can move the window to any position on the screen. 
You can play and watch video in a floating window simultaneously when using other apps at the same time with new Picture-in-Picture(PiP) multitasking feature on your macOS Sierra &High Sierra.
Image Source: Apple.com
  • To make the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) window bigger or smaller, drag the edge or corner of the window.

How to Watch Video in Picture-in-Picture mode in macOS Sierra & High Sierra using Safari How to Watch Video in Picture-in-Picture mode in macOS Sierra & High Sierra using Safari Reviewed by Nirnjan Regmi on 4:01:00 AM Rating: 5

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