How to Watch YouTube in PiP on a Windows PC

YouTube in PiP

In general, people love to watch content on YouTube as it is one of the well-known apps in the marketplace. YouTube lets you make your time more enjoyable by watching movies or any content of your choice. This app can also help students in learning any course to do remote jobs later as a freelancer. Well, YouTube offers a picture-in-picture mode option that allows you to stream a video as well as enables you to do another task as well. Also, you can watch & enjoy the video while working on another app on your PC simultaneously.

However, this process is easy and extremely simple. Also, you can do two tasks at a time by enabling this mode. We will let you know what it actually is and how to enable it in the upcoming section. So, let’s go ahead!

What is YouTube Picture-in-Picture Mode (PiP)?

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) as its name is suggesting itself that two tasks can be done at a time. It enables you to stream in a small window and free up the whole screen so that other tasks can be done parallelly without any interruption in a video. Well, the overlay window can be moved anywhere on a screen as per your choice. You can also adjust the PiP window’s size, play or pause the video, close, or even can turn on the maximized mode in a tab right from a PiP window. 

How to Play a YouTube Video in PiP on Chrome and Microsoft Edge?

To Play a YouTube Video in PiP mode on Chrome and Microsoft Edge is quite easy and similar. The best part is that it literally takes two clicks and you are done with it. To do this, follow the simple steps:

  1. Open either Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser on your PC(either from the Desktop, Taskbar, or from the Start Menu)
  2. Search Youtube.com on the search bar and play any of your desired content on it
  3. Right-click on the video to open the context menu. When the menu appears then, dismiss the menu (either by pressing the Esc key or by left-clicking on a mouse)
  4. Again, right-click on the video to open the context menu but this list of options would be different. Search out the ‘Picture in Picture option and click it to play the video in PiP mode.
  5. When done, you can now adjust the size of an overlay window, by clicking the mouse pointer on edge of a window. Then, click-hold and drag the pointer to expand or reduce the size. Also, release the mouse button when you get the desired size of a PiP window.
  6. If you are interested to move the window, click-hold on the window and drag a mouse icon on a screen. Once you get desired position then, release the mouse to drop a window.
  7. If you want to pause the video, click on the overlay window and click the Pause icon. To close the window, click the X button and to close the PiP mode, click the ‘Back to tab’ button.

Also see: How To Download Shows and Movies From Netflix

How to Watch a YouTube Video in PiP on Firefox?

The Firebox browser is a little bit different from Chrome in case of watching a video in PiP mode. In fact, it is easier than the Chrome browser because it is done with a single click. To do so, follow the simple steps:

  1. Open your Firefox browser on your PC (either from the Desktop, Taskbar, or from the Start Menu)
  2. Search Youtube.com on the search bar and play any of your desired content on it
  3. When a video starts playing, hover over the player and click the PiP icon to switch it to the overlay window
  4. Moreover, to maximize the PiP window, click the PiP icon again. If you want to pause the video, click on the overlay window and click the Pause icon. To close the window, click the X button placed on the top-right corner of a window.

That’s it, now, you can multitask with a YouTube video playing in PiP mode and watch your desired content without any interruptions.

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