Last time when apps and mobile platforms weren’t so great at multitasking, basically it meant that whenever one app is being used, you can’t do anything else. However nowadays developers have made strides in multitasking where in some situations, our mobile devices can multitask almost as well as our computers.

Now if you’re an avid Netflix user who watches a ton of content on their phones, you’ll be pleased to learn that in the latest update to the app, it seems that Netflix has added picture-in-picture support for devices running on Android 8.1 Oreo. For those wondering what this means, basically it will allow users to continue watching Netflix (although in a minimized version) on their phones while using other apps.

So if you need to fire off a quick email, send a message, or browse Wikipedia while binge-watching your favorite TV series, you’ll be able to do so without interrupting the viewing process. However it should be noted that this will require you to have Android 8.1 Oreo which is currently in developer preview. It is unclear why this isn’t support in Android 8.0 Oreo which already supports picture-in-picture, but either way we guess you’ll have to wait for the update to be released to be able to take advantage of it.

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