The Picture-in-Picture feature allows you to watch videos while performing other tasks without interruption.
There are basically two ways to watch videos in PiP on Edge. You can use your browser’s default method (which is a bit tedious), or use an extension to instantly turn any video into PiP. Regardless of which method you use, it’s very simple to do.
Use Microsoft Edge’s built-in PiP mode
Before you begin, make sure you’re running the latest version of Microsoft Edge on your Windows 11, 10, or Mac computer.
After satisfying the above condition, open a web page containing the video you want to play. This can be almost any popular video sharing website today like YouTube or Vimeo. However, it should be noted that the PiP feature will also be blocked on certain websites, such as Netflix and Hulu. Click to play the video.
On the video player interface, you right-click once to see the available options related to the video.
Move your mouse pointer a bit and right click on the video again to see more options. (In some cases, right-clicking on the same spot doesn’t show the Picture-in-Picture option, which may be a minor bug in Edge.)
In the menu that appears, you will find the option ‘Picture-in-Picture’. Click on it to start playing the video in the floating window in the corner of the screen. (If you don’t see this option, the site most likely doesn’t support PiP mode).
This window can be moved to anywhere you want, and can also be resized flexibly like a regular window. You can even move it off the screen as needed.
When you’re done watching, simply click the ‘X’ button to stop playback and close the window. Clicking the Picture-in-Picture button will return the video to its original tab (and will resume playing the video).
Using the PiP extension in Microsoft Edge
If you’re looking for a faster method that works on more sites, use the ‘Picture-in-Picture Everywhere’ extension for Microsoft Edge. Once the extension is installed, all you have to do is go to the page with the video and click the extension icon from the toolbar to enter Picture-in-Picture mode.
To get started, open the Picture-in-Picture Everywhere add-on page. Here, click the ‘Get’ button.
From the pop-up window, click the ‘Add Extension’ option to install the extension.
You will now find the Picture-in-Picture icon appearing in the extension bar.
Next, just open the web page that contains the video you want to watch. This add-on supports popular websites like YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo and Twitch. Then, click the Picture-in-Picture extension icon from the toolbar.
The currently playing video will immediately appear in a floating window in the corner of the screen. Click the extension icon again to close the Picture-in-Picture player.
Hope you are succesful.