How To Use Netflix Picture in Picture on Mac

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Are you an avid Netflix fan who wants to watch your favorite shows while multitasking on your Mac? Well, now you can do just that with the new Netflix Picture-in-Picture feature!

Netflix Picture in Picture allows you to watch your favorite show while doing other activities on your Mac. It opens a small window at the corner of your screen so you can multitask without having to switch windows or pause the show. This is great for those of us who are always trying to juggle multiple tasks at once.

The first step to using Netflix Picture in Picture is to make sure that you have the latest version of macOS Catalina or later. Once you’ve updated, it’s time to start watching!

First, press Command + 0 (for Mac) or Ctrl + 0 (for Windows/Chromebook). Then hold your pointer over the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window and choose ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen” from the menu. After that, navigate to the web video you want to play and click and hold the Audio button in the Smart Search field or in a tab. Choose Enter Picture in Picture from this menu and drag the window to any corner of the screen. The window will stay put, even if you switch desktop spaces.

Now, here’s where things get really cool: Netflix Picture in Picture now works on all your favorite streaming platforms like Disney Plus, HBO Max, Peacock TV, Paramount+, and more! All you need is a simple browser extension called Netflix Picture in Picture and you’re good to go!

So what are you waiting for? Get watching on your Mac today with Netflix’s new Picture-in-Picture feature!

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Watching Netflix on a Mac

To watch Netflix on the side of your Mac, you will first need to open the Netflix app (or website in a web browser) and then open another window or application. Once both windows are open, hold your pointer over the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window. Then click and hold the button to bring up a menu that has two options: ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen”. Select either option depending on where you want the Netflix window to appear. The other window or application will automatically be adjusted so that it is located on the opposite side of your screen from Netflix. Now you can enjoy watching Netflix while using your other applications!

Can Netflix Support Picture-in-Picture?

Yes, Netflix now supports picture-in-picture (PiP) on all of your favorite streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms. To use PiP with Netflix, you’ll need to add the Netflix Picture in Picture extension to your browser. With this extension installed, you’ll be able to watch any of your favorite series or movies from Netflix in a separate window while still working on other tasks in the background. It’s easy and convenient!

Accessing Netflix in the Corner

To get Netflix in the corner, you need to use the Pop-Up Player. To activate the Pop-Up Player, click the button on the bottom toolbar while watching a Netflix show or movie. Once you do that, a floating player will appear in the corner of your screen, hovering above all other content. You can then move and resize it however you like and continue to watch your show or movie with ease.

Enabling Picture-in-Picture Mode on a Mac

To put a picture-in-picture mode on a Mac, you will need to open the video or media file you’d like to watch in your browser. Once it’s playing, right-click the volume icon in the address bar and select “Enter Picture-in-Picture” from the menu. This will create a separate window for your video that you can move around and resize as needed. You can also pause, rewind, or fast-forward the video while it is in Picture-in-Picture mode.

Troubleshooting Netflix Not Displaying on Small Screen

If you’re having trouble getting Netflix to go into a small or “Picture in Picture” mode, it’s likely due to a temporary issue with your device. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. All you need to do is restart your device. On Android, hold down the power button and tap “Restart”. For iOS, you’ll need to go to “Settings > General > Shut Down”. Once your device has been restarted, try using “Picture in Picture” mode again and it should work properly.

How to Enable Picture-in-Picture on Netflix on a Laptop

To get Picture-in-Picture on Netflix on your laptop, you’ll need to ensure that you are using the Google Chrome browser. Once you have opened Netflix in Chrome, click the Picture-in-Picture button located in the bottom right corner of the video. This will shrink the video into a small window that can be moved around and will stay on top of all other windows. You can also pause, fast forward, and rewind the video by hovering over the window. To exit Picture-in-Picture, simply click the ‘X’ located in the top right corner of the window.


Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, giving users access to thousands of TV shows and movies in a variety of languages and genres. Netflix has revolutionized the way we watch television, offering access to vast catalogs of content on demand and with no commercials. With its Picture-in-Picture feature, users can now watch their favorite shows and movies while doing other tasks on their computers. Netflix continues to innovate in the streaming space with new shows, features, and technology that make it an attractive option for all types of viewers.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.