Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop

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Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other applications, reports Engadget.

The pop-out player allows users to click a small icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the pop-out window appears, it can be resized and positioned anywhere on a computer's display.

Image via Engadget​

The pop-out player is designed to stay on top of whatever else you're doing on your computer, and it can be closed by clicking the X in the player, choosing Back to Browse, or closing the Netflix tab. Subtitles are not currently supported in the pop-out browser.

Netflix appears to be testing the feature with a limited number of users at the current time, and Netflix has yet to announce the feature. Netflix did confirm to Engadget that the pop-out player is "only a test" in an image, so it's not clear when and if the player will roll out to additional users.

Article Link: Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop
 

19SK91

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I just use a bookmark to activate PiP pretty much everywhere - including Netflix.
 

Zenithal

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Pretty sure I have an extension that does this. I don't use it much because I have dual monitors for my main computer. Also, it's more useful, PiP that is, for YouTube.
 
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Arran

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Multitasking is a myth.

This is just a way to do stuff badly: You're not working on your "other applications" effectively, nor are you really "getting into" your movie. It says to me that Netflix doesn't think its content is worth your time.

I don't get the point.
 
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Tech198

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No, No, No, No..

I absolutely hate how website think what best for everyone with pop out players... Its a way to shift attention to say "spend all the attention on me"

Although it can be closed, just like bundled malware downloads develops think that's ok as long as give people options to not install the malware, totally overlooks the point why you brand something 'open source'

Similarly, the pop out may be a good feature for Netflix, i even cringe when i see it on smart tv's too.. so meh.!

This businesses of "as long as we give people options, we can do what we like" is bad behavior.

I get pop outs may be useful, but only if your actually watching it only, which may as well be embedded anyway since it the only things your starring at. I really don't understand how people can jump their eyes all over the place, and more importantly "stay focused"
 

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Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other applications, reports Engadget.

The pop-out player allows users to click a small icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the pop-out window appears, it can be resized and positioned anywhere on a computer's display.


Image via Engadget
The pop-out player is designed to stay on top of whatever else you're doing on your computer, and it can be closed by clicking the X in the player, choosing Back to Browse, or closing the Netflix tab. Subtitles are not currently supported in the pop-out browser.

Netflix appears to be testing the feature with a limited number of users at the current time, and Netflix has yet to announce the feature. Netflix did confirm to Engadget that the pop-out player is "only a test" in an image, so it's not clear when and if the player will roll out to additional users.

Article Link: Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop
Android already does this, at least on the Samsung phones. Wish ios could.
 

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Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other applications, reports Engadget.

The pop-out player allows users to click a small icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the pop-out window appears, it can be resized and positioned anywhere on a computer's display.


Image via Engadget
The pop-out player is designed to stay on top of whatever else you're doing on your computer, and it can be closed by clicking the X in the player, choosing Back to Browse, or closing the Netflix tab. Subtitles are not currently supported in the pop-out browser.

Netflix appears to be testing the feature with a limited number of users at the current time, and Netflix has yet to announce the feature. Netflix did confirm to Engadget that the pop-out player is "only a test" in an image, so it's not clear when and if the player will roll out to additional users.

Article Link: Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop
WTF: Their Apple TV is such a piece of crap and they waste time on this?
 
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