Use Picture in Picture on your Apple TV

Can't decide what to watch? Use Picture in Picture viewing to play two videos at once. Browse apps on your Apple TV while a video plays in the corner of your screen, or stream a video with AirPlay from another device to a Picture in Picture window on your Apple TV. 

tvOS showing a movie in the Apple TV app with a Picture in Picture window in the lower left corner of the screen.

Picture-in-picture is available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD with the latest tvOS

Turn Picture in Picture on or off

Picture in Picture is supported in the Apple TV app and some third-party apps.* You can even stream video to your Apple TV using AirPlay and watch that content in a Picture in Picture window. 

To turn on Picture in Picture:

  1. While a movie or TV show plays, tap the Touch surface on your Siri remote to bring up the video timeline.
  2. Swipe up on the Touch surface to highlight , then click the Touch surface to select it. If you don't see , Picture in Picture isn't supported. 

After your Picture in Picture window appears, you can tap the Touch surface on your Apple TV remote and select  to switch the larger picture with the Picture in Picture window, or select  to close the Picture in Picture window. 

* Check with the app developer for details. 

Control your video window

Press Apple TV App/Home  on your Siri remote to show the Picture in Picture options menu. Use the Touch surface to swipe between options. 

Select Full-screen to move your video window back to its full size.

Click Close if you're finished watching your video. 

Highlight Move, then click the Touch surface until the video window is in the corner that you want.

Press Play/Pause  on your Siri remote to start or stop playing content in your video window while you're in the Picture in Picture options menu. 

When you're done making changes to the video window, press Menu on your Siri remote to continue watching in Picture in Picture mode. 

Do more with Picture in Picture

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