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How to Watch YouTube Videos While Browsing Other Tabs in Chrome
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Let’s assume you want to watch your favorite YouTube video while doing meaningful work. On a smartphone, it is possible by using the YouTube Premium app. You might be thinking about whether we can do the same on PC. Yes, you can do it on Windows chrome.

I’m not talking about playing a music video and then opening another tab to do your work. Chrome has a built-in feature called picture-in-picture mode, where you can play YouTube videos while doing important work on other tabs. Read this article to learn more about how to watch YouTube videos while browsing other tabs in chrome.

Watch YouTube Videos While Browsing Other Tabs in Chrome     

There are many ways to watch YouTube videos while browsing on your chrome browser. You can use the picture-in-picture method or the YouTube Mini player to watch videos. Below I explained a few simple techniques you can check out.

Use Picture-in-Picture Mode to Watch YouTube Videos
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Use Picture-in-Picture Mode to Watch YouTube Videos

It is one of the easiest methods to watch YouTube videos while browsing on your Chrome browser.

First, you need to open the Chrome browser app, open the YouTube web page, play your favorite video, and right-click on the playback screen. Now, YouTube’s menu will appear, so leave it as it is; then again, right, click on it chrome menu will appear on the screen there; select the “Picture in Picture” tab.

Now, on the left side bottom corner, you will find a small video window. For now, you will get a pause or play option; otherwise, you can return to the primary player. It’s a floating window, so you can change that window’s position as you need.

Use Picture in Picture Mode Extension   
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Use Picture in Picture Mode Extension   

If you are confused about playing YouTube videos in Picture in Picture mode, you can easily download the PIP (picture in picture) extension. Don’t worry, and it’s available for free. After downloading, the extension enables the extension mode. While watching videos on YouTube, you can simultaneously press the “Alt” and “P” buttons to play the video in PIP mode.

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Use Mini Player Mode to Watch YouTube Videos while Browsing

In 2018 YouTube introduced the Mini Player feature, which is kind of similar to chrome Picture-in-Picture mode. Before going into further details, let me tell you you can only use the mini player feature on the YouTube web browser.

While watching YouTube videos, you can use mini player mode and look for other content or web pages. First, open the Chrome browser and open the YouTube web page. Now, you can play your favorite video; then, besides the full-screen option, you will find the mini player button tap on it.

After that, on the right side corner of the screen, you will find a small floating video window. You have limited options, such as play, pause, or change to the following video. Like PIP mode, you can’t change the video window position here.

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Watch YouTube Videos in Chrome Browser on an Android Phone

Watch YouTube Videos in Chrome Browser on an Android Phone
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Use Split Screen to Watch Videos While Browsing on Chrome

These days, most Android smartphones come with a split screen feature, so you can use this feature to watch YouTube videos and browse other web pages simultaneously.

  • First, open the Chrome app, visit the YouTube.com web page and play your favorite video. Now tap on the recent app options and see the Chrome icon top right corner. You can see two dots; tap on them, then select the split screen option.
  • Now you can see that your screen is divided into two parts: a YouTube video you are currently playing. Another side, you can add any app or web page you want to check out.

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Final Words

In this article, I explained different methods to watch YouTube videos while browsing other web pages. The process is quite simple, so you can easily do it on your own after checking out this article. If you find this helpful article, feel free to share it with friends and family. For more tech or gaming-related content, follow this page.

How to Watch YouTube Videos While Browsing Other Tabs?
How to Watch YouTube Videos While Browsing Other Tabs?

Ali

Ali

I am Ali, a Software Engineer and founder of PCVenus. I love the latest technology as well as digital marketing. Also, I love to write about the latest and upcoming technologies and gadgets. I love to travel around the world and learn new things.

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