What if you run a smaller setup? This can be tricky, but if you absolutely have to watch a video while doing something else, you might want to consider making the jump to Mozilla’s Firefox browser. This is because in the latest update to the browser, Mozilla is introducing picture-in-picture mode for videos.
According to Mozilla, “We all have busy lives and want to get the most out of every minute. In today’s Firefox release we’re rolling out Picture-in-Picture available in all video sites. Picture-in-Picture allows a video to be contained in a separate and small window, and still be viewable whether you switch from tab-to-tab or outside the Firefox browser.”
The concept of picture-in-picture isn’t new and to a certain extent, websites like YouTube already offer the feature, albeit contained to its own site and the tab it is in. However, with the latest Firefox update, the video will continue to persist even after switching tabs or applications. Currently, the feature is only available for Firefox on Windows, but Mozilla will be bringing it to macOS and Linux in January 2020.