Android O's picture-in-picture videos now supported by Google Chrome

Android O's picture-in-picture videos now supported by Google Chrome
Admittedly, one of the cooler new features of Android O (which might be called Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie depending on who you ask) is its native support for picture-in-picture video. Just like on the iPad, Android users will be able to enjoy their videos thanks to a floating movable window that will run atop other apps. Superb!

Due to the fact that Android O is merely existing as a beta at the time of writing, few apps support this neat feature. YouTube and VLC are among the more popular names, but an even better-known app is joining the fray - Google's popular Chrome browser has recently also scored support for picture-in-picture video, which is probably good news for all enthusiasts out there that are living on the edge with Android O installed on their handsets. 

To get Chrome's picture-in-picture video playback feature working you only need to launch said video in the browser and then just hit your Recent apps button twice. Voila, the app will get minimized but the video will continue to play in a tiny window that can get hurled around the interface.

Currently, only the developer-centric version of Chrome is confirmed to support the feature, but we are certain the regular version of the browser wouldn't take long to score it as well.


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6 Comments

1. Kakarot

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

Wow.. "Just like on the iPad". Samsung phones has been doing this PIP since ages.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

PA never miss a chance to praise Apple or take shots at Google, Samsung, Microsoft, ... You won't see them mentioning Sharp Aquos Xx2's 120Hz display in their iPad Pro articles

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They just made a whole article yesterday with more words in it than most of their front page articles combined about how the world was waiting for the iPhone release 10 years ago around this time. They have to push product or else they just don't get Apple event invites, it is a requirement now. This is how Apple cows the majority of tech media outlets, those that don't tow the line get axed from review units and events. Those that tow the line well get cushy jobs at Apple eventually a la Brian Klug and Anand Lal Shimpi of Anandtech.

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1475; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Samsung & LG is doing this for ages but PA is "i" lover.

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

That's why Apple is being hated.

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Yet another handy Touchwiz feature stock Android is just getting a taste of, even iOS copied it earlier...albeit only on the XXL iPod touch, still not on the iphone.

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