YouTube Testing Picture-in-Picture on the Web

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  1. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    9to5Google is reporting that YouTube is testing picture-in-picture on the web. The feature has been available on Android and iOS for a long time, allowing a floating video player so that users can continue browsing while they watch, and now a small subset of users has had this feature rolled out on PC as well.

    Surprised it took this long to bring the feature to computers, but updates to YouTube always seem very slow to materialize. One thing of note in the 9to5Google article, is that they are unsure if this feature is restricted only to YouTube Red subscription holders at this time.

    If rolled out to your account, you will be able to start a video and then click anywhere on YouTube — including returning to the homepage, performing a search, or viewing a channel. The audio will continue to play as a sizable floating window appears in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
     
  2. BSmith

    BSmith Gawd

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    bobdabilder Limp Gawd

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  4. Ultima99

    Ultima99 [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's right, when a video isn't 100% action packed and interesting for every single second we can start looking for the next video to let us down. We MUST be 100% entertained 100% of the time.
     
  5. GushpinBob

    GushpinBob 2[H]4U

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    There's an extension or userscript that does this already. Youtube Center or something like that.
     
  6. WhoMe

    WhoMe Gawd

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    Wow, I can reach my cap even faster! Thanks YouTube. Now how about some better compression algorithms?
     
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    Opera has had this built in for a couple years now....
     
  8. xorbe

    xorbe [H]ardness Supreme

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    On the PC, isn't that what tabs are for ...