How to Watch Video While Using Another App in Windows 10

How to Watch Video While Using Another App at the Same Time

How to watching a video and working your document at the same time?

One costly option is by taking two monitors, one to display the document, and another playing the video. Instead, you can take advantage of new Windows 10 features that released early last year.

The default video app (which named Movies & TV) by Microsoft now can be sticky and always on the top in front of your work. It allows you to watch video while using another app at the same time, on the same monitor. That way, you can enjoy the favorite video while not compromising your productivity.

Let’s jump into the tutorial below!

How to watch video while using another app at the same time?

1. Locate the video you intended to watch. Right-click on it, select Open with and click Movies & TV.

(Movies & TV was a default video player and TV streaming app by Microsoft for Windows 10.)

2. Once it launched, take a look at the bottom bar. Click the Play in the mini view icon (red arrow).

Please note that this feature only available if the Windows 10 Creator Update has installed. To check which Windows 10 version you used, go to this page.

How to Watch Video While Using Another App at the Same Time

3. The video is now playing in a small dimension. You also can adjust the size by dragging the corner of the window. It always sticky on the top, so you can working on your paper and watching the video simultaneously.

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How to Watch Video While Using Another App at the Same Time

 

To restore the video into actual size, click the Leave mini view icon on the corner of the window.

How to make Youtube video always on top

If you want watching video from Youtube, try the Chrome extension called Floating for Youtube. You can download and install it for free.

Once it installed, go to chrome://apps/ and open the app. Simply by copy-paste a Youtube video, it will display a mini view of video and always on top. It also similar to Microsoft’s Movies & TV, you can drag and resize the video window easily.

Alright. That’s the easiest way to watch offline video on your computer while still able to finish your work.

What do you think of the new feature of Movies & TV? Do you like it?

Let others know your opinion! 😀

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