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YouTube’s picture-in-picture feature allows you to play a video in the corner of the screen while you continue doing something else. Smartphone and tablet users have been able to enjoy the useful feature for some time, although the mobile versions only allow you to stay within the YouTube app.
Sideplayer is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser which lets you use picture-in-picture on a PC while you continue to browse the web. You could have a music video playing in the corner, for instance, while you visit your favourite news website.
To see how it works, follow the instructions below and hit play on the video.
Please note, this extension is not an official YouTube-endorsed product.
1: Download Sideplayer from the Chrome Web Store
Open Chrome and click on Apps.
Select Web Store.
Click ADD TO CHROME next to the extension titled as Sideplayer ™.
In the box that appears, click the Add extension button.
Finally, cross the small popup box that appears.
2: Using Sideplayer on YouTube
When you want to leave a video playing in the corner of your browser on YouTube, simply hover over the image and you’ll see a small black player icon. Click it and the video will play in the top right corner of your screen. You have to restart Chrome before doing this.
You can then go about surfing the web as usual. If you want to hide the video, simply click the black video icon above it. The video will resume if you click it again.