For those of us who love multitasking, picture-in-picture mode is a godsend. With the feature introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo, you can enjoy videos in a floating window over another app. Although the operating system provides native support, only a limited number of apps support this feature.
Although Oreo is almost a year old and Android 9.0 will be released soon, there are still only a handful of apps that support this feature. Since the PiP has only a limited use case, it has only been implemented by apps that benefit from the new feature. Therefore, the list is short – but it is growing.
Many apps on the list require you to enable the feature before using it. For more information about enabling PiP in supported apps, see the following link:
- YouTube: Music videos require YouTube Premium. All other videos now work without a subscription in the US with PiP.
- YouTube TV: All content live and on-demand
- Netflix: Requires Android 8.1
- Twitch: Must be enabled within app settings
- Google Maps : Turn-by-Turn Instructions Support PiP Mode
- Google Play Movies & Series: All Movies and TV shows work with PiP.
- Google Duo: All video calls are initiated or received.
- Facebook: All videos displayed in the Facebook video player work with PiP.
- Instagram: View all videos in the app
- IGTV: View all videos in the app
- Google Chrome: Videos must first be displayed in full screen to view the PiP mode to activate. YouTube is not supported
- Brave Browser: Videos must first be called in full-screen mode to view the PiP mode to activate. YouTube is not supported.
- Microsoft Edge: Videos must first be displayed in full screen mode to enable PiP mode. YouTube not supported.
- VLC Media Player: Must be enabled first in app settings.
- WhatsApp: Video calls support PiP mode
- Telegram: Video calls and videos that are shared in the app support the PiP mode
- Pocket Casts: Video podcasts support the PiP mode list is small compared to the number of media apps on the market, it continues to grow , We hope that other major video streaming services such as Hulu, Prime Video and VRV will later provide the feature to their customers.
We will keep this list up to date as we find more apps that support picture-in-picture mode, so check back for new entries. If you know which apps we've missed, please share them with us in the comments section below!