Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture mode on the desktop, it has emerged. The feature, if rolled out to the main service, will enable users to stream a show in a pop-up window while performing other tasks on the laptop or desktop computer.
Engadget reports the new mode is showing up for a number of users and arrives via the addition of a new button in the toolbar alongside other playback controls like full screen and closed caption.
The pop-up window will enable viewers to go about their business elsewhere, while the window will remain on top of other windows and applications. It8217;s also resizable by dragging out the corners.
Netflix confirmed the test is currently ongoing, but didn8217;t reveal if and when it would roll out for all users. Netflix often does this and has a number of features in testing at any given time.
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The firm is currently testing a shuffle mode. When users click on some of the more popular shows in the library, the new mode (signified by a red shuffle icon) will commence playback of a random episode.
First spotted by Android Police, it appears that the likes of The Office, New Girl, and Arrested Development will be shuffle-friendly. That makes sense, given fans of those shows are sure partial to repeat viewings, so watching them out of sequence would be a non-issue.
The firm is also testing Top 10 lists that8217;ll highlight the most popular content on the platform. There8217;s also the prospect of a brand new UI, and more Choose Your Own Adventure content. The firm is also testing cheaper mobile-only price plans in emerging economies.
Netflix is yet to confirm whether any of these features will make it to the main app or desktop site, but we8217;ll be the first to let you know when they do.
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