Netflix PIP

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Apple introduced a built-in Picture-In-Picture feature for iPads on iOS 9 a year ago and released it last fall. We’re getting deep into iOS 10 territory at this point, but some apps are still updating to support the latest features from the current version of iOS. Netflix delivered on that today with official support for PIP on iOS 9.3.2 or later. (The version number requirement may suggest that earlier versions didn’t support what Netflix would need, although iOS 10 beta seems to break it.)

That means you can start a video on the Netflix app for iPad, then close the app and keep watching your video while you use other apps on iOS. Great for browsing the web, watching a video, and keeping an eye on Twitter. PIP is only supported on iPad ProiPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. Update to version 8.7.0 of Netflix to try it out.

Also this week Apple announced Picture-In-Picture is coming to the Mac with macOS 10.12 Sierra through Safari and iTunes videos.

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