Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other applications, reports Engadget.

The pop-out player allows users to click a small icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the pop-out window appears, it can be resized and positioned anywhere on a computer's display.

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Image via Engadget

The pop-out player is designed to stay on top of whatever else you're doing on your computer, and it can be closed by clicking the X in the player, choosing Back to Browse, or closing the Netflix tab. Subtitles are not currently supported in the pop-out browser.

Netflix appears to be testing the feature with a limited number of users at the current time, and Netflix has yet to announce the feature. Netflix did confirm to Engadget that the pop-out player is "only a test" in an image, so it's not clear when and if the player will roll out to additional users.

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Top Rated Comments

Unity451 Avatar
22 months ago
This is what comes to mind...

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaronhead14 Avatar
22 months ago
Netflix needs to start supporting 4K streaming on the Mac. It’s long overdue.

Also you can already do this with the Google Picture in Picture extension for Chrome.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jakexb Avatar
22 months ago
If they’d just use macOS native video streaming they’d get this for free
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zenithal Avatar
22 months ago
Pretty sure I have an extension that does this. I don't use it much because I have dual monitors for my main computer. Also, it's more useful, PiP that is, for YouTube.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
22 months ago
Already have an Safari Extension that does it for me. A little slow, Netflix....
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szw-mapple fan Avatar
22 months ago
Netflix on Desktop Safari can already do this. Just trigger it with PiPfier.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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