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How to Use Picture in Picture in macOs Sierra

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Sep 13, 2021• Proven solutions

Picture in Picture (or PiP for short) enables you to watch a video on the screen at all times, no matter if you switch the app you have been using and do something else. It is the ideal addition for all multitaskers, and it can help you out enjoy more content online than ever before.

Without the use of Picture in Picture, you would be obliged to settle for running the app throughout the video stream. Now you have the option to continue on with your work and still get to enjoy the video played on your screen. You can even adjust the size of the video, play and pause according to your will. So it is a cool addition that helps you stay in control of the videos you watch at all times, without limiting your workflow or other tasks on the computer.

Step by Step Guide for Using Picture in Picture on macOS Sierra

First of all, you need to use Safari for enjoying Picture in Picture on macOS Sierra. It is not currently supported on other web browsers.

Another thing you need to keep in mind is that several websites cannot support Picture in Picture. If this is the case, you will not have the opportunity to watch the videos of your liking without using the specific apps that support them.

Facebook and YouTube do not support PiP at the moment, either. On the bright side, Vimeo does, and this feature lets you watch a plethora of videos without actually staying on the site forever.

Now, let’s see how you can use Picture in Picture on macOS Sierra:

  • After launching Safari, you can access the website of your preference.
  • Check out the videos you want to watch and click on the start button.
  • The video control bar on your screen includes the icon of PiP. Click on this button.
  • If you have done everything right, a small video will appear on the screen, and you will be able to adjust its size and completely enjoy it on your own terms.
  • For disabling PiP, you simply click on its button, and this is it!

As you can see, making use of Picture in Picture on macOS Sierra is truly simple, easy and flexible. Now let’s find out how you can make the most out of this feature.

Things you should know when you using Picture-in-Picture:

As you have already read earlier, you cannot use PiP on every site. There are sites that do not support this feature, and so you need to wait for them to do so.

As soon as you have clicked on the PiP button on the video, a small window will appear on a corner of your computer’s screen. This means that you cannot position the video in the middle of the screen, only on one of the corners.

For enlarging the video, you can click on one of the edges and drag it for as long as you like. When you reach the desired size, you can stop dragging the edge and enjoy the video.

You will see that there are three different buttons on the window when you initiate PiP. The one-button is placed on the left and closes PiP when you no longer need it. There is also the play and pause button, as well as the button that turns to Safari again. So if you need to continue watching the video but want to do it on your browser, this is the button to click on. The browser offers more options for rewinding the video or fast-forwarding some parts of it etc.

According to the updates from Apple, PiP will be available on iTunes. This is going to allow more people to access this exceptional feature, which is going to make videos more fun and easier to watch. You no longer need to be deprived of video watching when you are multitasking, thanks to PiP on macOS Sierra!

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