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In the WWDC the Apple has announced some serious announcements related to their macOS. Also, they have introduced a new OS i.e. macOS Sierra. Currently, the beta version is up there for users and most of the people who are using this new OS are loving it. It has some interesting features, and one of my absolute favorites is its Picture-in-Picture feature.

This feature allows the user to play any video from the web while using other apps. It means now you can watch an online video while writing a letter or preparing a presentation chart. You will start loving this feature once you start using it. Enabling Picture-in-Picture (PiP) is not a big task. You can do that by just performing 1-2 mouse clicks.

The PiP is a fantastic feature, and anyone with macOS Sierra can use that feature. If you have macOS Sierra installed on your Mac and wants to use this great feature then, you should follow this guide.

Enable Picture-in-Picture (PiP) on macOS Sierra

  • To active PiP, you need to have a MacBook with macOS Sierra installed in it.
  • You need to have access to some website/network like Vimeo, who has PiP features. If a site doesn’t have the PiP, then you can not use that.

Once you make sure you have all the stuff mentioned above, then it is the time to give a try to PiP feature.

  • Open Safari browser and head to a website which supports PiP. Here I am using Vimeo for the demo.
  • Now play any of your favorite video there.
  • Now in the video control bar, you can see an additional button for PiP. Just click on it.
  • As soon as you click on the PiP, a small window will show in the corner of your screen with a video playing on it.
  • Now you have accessed the PiP feature; you can now do anything on your Macbook and that video will be there playing for you.
  • In case you want to close that PiP, just click again on that PiP button and the screen will be removed.


Now you know how to enable and disable Picture-in-Picture on macOS Sierra. Now you can mess around the feature to get the max out of it. Please remember that the PiP is only supported those site which supports PiP. Some big player like Facebook and YouTube doesn’t support PiP but Vimeo does.