Netflix Adds Picture-In-Picture Support to iPad App – PC Magazine

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Now you can check Facebook while you watch a movie.

Although multitasking has been available on newer iPads since last year, developers have to add support for the feature in order for it to work. A number of companies have signed on, from Twitter and Skype to Slack and YouTube, and now you can add Netflix to that list.

The latest version of Netflix’s iOS app adds support for iOS 9’s Picture-In-Picture feature, which lets users play videos in a small window on the screen while they use other apps. It’s not a major update, but it’s a useful one for those who want to do something else while watching a Netflix movie or TV show.

Picture in Picture works on iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. Those iPads also must be running iOS 9.3.2 or later. When playing a video on an app that supports Picture in Picture, a small icon should appear on the bottom right side of the screen. Press that to shrink the screen size down, and you should be able to drag it around your screen to a desired location. According to iMore, “Picture-in-picture mode will also launch automatically if you leave a PiP-enabled app while the video is playing.”

According to 9to5Mac, which earlier reported on the update, the feature isn’t currently working in Apple’s iOS 10 beta, though that will likely be addressed before the operating system’s launch later this year.

Netflix is available now as a free download in Apple’s App Store.

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