Picture-in-picture will work with Netflix on Android 8.1

An example of what a Netflix video might look like using the Picture-in-Picture feature available with Android 8.1

An example of what a Netflix video might look like using the Picture-in-Picture feature available with Android 8.1


Picture-in-picture is one of the most anticipated features of Android 8.0 (Oreo). With PiP, users can watch a video "floating" on the screen even while doing something else with their handset. They can also drag the video around to one of the screen's corners if they so desire. Currently available on such Google apps as YouTube, Maps, Chrome (in full-screen only) and Duo, the recently released Android 8.1 beta reveals that streaming video app Netflix will be supporting Picture-in-Picture once Android 8.1 is installed on an Android flavored phone.

Deploying the new feature is a snap, as well. So let's say you're planning on binge watching the latest season of Fuller House, but you also need to do some work on your phone. Once the video starts playing, tapping on the home button will reduce the size of the window (Honey, I shrunk my Netflix video!) which allows you to do your work even while you are viewing the latest mischief involving the Tanners and Gibblers.

As we said, the Netflix support for Picture-in-Picture won't appear until Android 8.1 is installed on your handset. That means that it could still be weeks if not months before you can prove how well you multitask by streaming your favorite shows while working with your phone at the same time.

source: AndroidPolice

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9 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Finally!

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

A jealous iPhone 7 user here.

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Awesome

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Very nice

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

wasn't PiP available on youtubes app before 8.0? I've used it on my S7E and Note 8

6. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes but using Netflix PIP is something new, and a lot more entertaining than YouTube videos. In my opinion, to be clear.

8. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Think its a touchwiz feature, its pretty nice but I find myself using the split-screen far more often than the "floating video". Its funny though, I think way back on my GS4 I had spawned like, 8 videos and had split screen going, plus some "floating apps" app I had installed all running, didn't actually do too bad with it either which was surprising.

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That's what I was thinking, like many of Androids features over the years, they tend to be adopted from TouchWiz(Samsung Experience).

7. Xilam unregistered

PIP works fine on iPad and so does split view of any app? Why on android it’s a select few apps, all the time?

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