How to Watch Video While Using Other Apps in Windows 10

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

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

One costly option is by using multiple monitors. But thanks to Windows 10 Creator Update, now you can stick a video player on top of an active window.

In this article, we are going to take advantage of a default app named Movies & TV. It’s already bundled on Windows 10. But if you don’t own one, download for free via Microsoft Store.

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

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

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

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3. The video is now playing in a small dimension.

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You also can adjust the size by dragging the pointer at the corner of the window. It always sticky on the top, so you can work on your paper and watching the video simultaneously.

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.

Make Youtube video always on top

If you want to watch a 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 stick on top no matter which browser tab you are seeing.


What do you think of the new feature of Movies & TV? Do you like it? Let others know your opinion! 😀

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