Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

Picture-in-Picture allows you to watch the video in a floating window on the same web page—this feature provided by stream websites such as YouTube, Twitch and more. The user can watch any video while reading articles with allowing the video keeps playing in a floating window in the bottom right while scrolling up & down in the article. The user cannot control the Picture-in-Picture of YouTube. Which does not work on the same video page, but rather plays on the main page of YouTube. When talking about PiP of youtube and the other stream website, It is not as efficient and controllable as the user want. So, in this article, we will help you to activate the browser' PiP.

Picture-in-Picture Advantages

It let you pop videos out of their webpage into a floating window around the screen and resize it as you like, so you can watch while continuing to work in other tabs.

Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

Firefox PiP Toggle

In the latest update, Mozilla Firefox 76.0 added a built-in (PiP) feature for displaying videos in a floating window that can be moved and resized over the screen. The Picture-in-Picture toggle button appears when you hover over videos with the mouse cursor. It is a small blue rectangle that slides out when you hover over it. Clicking on the blue rectangle will open the underlying video in the Picture-in-Picture player window.

PiP feature is designed to work on most video sites that have an audio track and a sufficient length of play. It also does not work in the case of a full screen. The floating window contains the essential buttons to quickly play, Pause or closing the window and returning you to the tab that the video came from.

Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

Enable & disable Picture-in-Picture in Firefox

  • Go to menu and select Options.
  • Scroll down to the Browsing section.
  • Click check mark to Enable picture-in-picture video controls.


Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

Chromium Browsers

Google Chrome does not have such a feature, but you can download an extension to enable this feature. Picture-in-Picture Extension provided by Google that allows the user to watch the video in a floating window over tabs.


Picture in Picture for Firefox and Chromium Browsers

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