Picture-In-Picture For YouTube is an lesser known extension for Google Chrome that gives you a fair easy way to watch YouTube videos while browsing other websites and even when you are working on desktop applications.
Once installed, the extension adds a new ‘PIP’ button, next to the existing Share button, on every YouTube video page.
When you click on that newly added PIP button, the video will immediately appear as a small pop-up on the corner of your screen. PIP uses Chrome’s notification system, so you will have to allow desktop notifications from YouTube for the very first time.
As it Chrome notification technique, the video window is not that flexible. You cannot change its size, nor can you place it anywhere on the screen by dragging. Though you can control the window’s corner position on screen. To do this, click on the small wrench icon on the window and choose “Choose position”.
As for the player itself, you can pause and play the video by clicking on it. And once the video has finished playing, you can replay it by clicking on it again.
You can use PIP to watch up to four videos at the same time. Each video is stacked on top of the other, and if you continue to add more videos with four already on your desktop, the rest will be queued to play when you close any of the four window.
While the video is running you can close the YouTube tab and open just about any program or application and the videos will remain on top, but you can’t close Chrome of course.
Overall, this is a useful extension to keep YouTube videos on top of windows and work simultaneously. The extension works seamlessly and it is quite enjoyable to watch videos, even in such a small window.
Note: The extension currently works only with those YouTube videos that can be embedded. And it even works in Incognito mode.
Install: Picture-In-Picture For YouTube