How to Use Picture in Picture Mode in Brave Browser

Brave is an excellent Chrome-like yet Chrome alternative web browser.

Firefox and Brave are two browsers that I like to use on my Linux system. Both have different advantages.

There’s one thing Firefox does better than Brave, and it’s picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, which works on YouTube, Netflix, and most streaming sites.

Brave also has a picture-in-picture mode, but it’s so hidden you feel like there’s no PIP support at all.

The built-in picture-in-picture works on some sites (like YouTube) but may not work on others (like Prime Video). Don’t worry! You can use a dedicated extension for that.

Let me show both methods in this tutorial.

Method 1: Double right click on the video

The trick is to do two right clicks in a row and you should see the Picture option in picture mode.

Let me show you with an example. Play a YouTube video in Brave. Now right click on the video. You

Got picture-in-picture option in Brave
After the first right-click, move the cursor slightly away from the context menu

Make another right click. It should be in the video but not in the previous context menu. Just somewhere else on the video.

Now you should see another context menu with Picture in Picture option.

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You should see the picture in picture option on the second right click

Select picture-in-picture and the video will appear in a separate window. You can move it anywhere in the browser.

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Picture-in-picture mode in the Brave browser

You can also have it play anywhere on the screen while using another application.

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Brave game picture in picture mode

You can resize the popup as you like in the latest Brave versions.

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I don’t understand why Brave hid it like that. Why not highlight it?

Anyway, this works on sites like YouTube but may not work on Prime videos. If you want that, you can install an extension.

Method 2: Use the Picture-in-Picture extension

There is an official plugin from Google that allows you to get the picture-in-picture feature in Google Chrome. Because Brave is based on Chromium, you can use the same extension in Brave.

Go to the extensions page and Click the Add to Brave button.

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Add picture-in-picture extension to Brave

Clicking on it will give you the option to add the extension.

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Add the extension

Once you’ve added the extension, you should see it in the top-right corner of the browser.

Image in image extension
Use picture-in-picture enhancement

If you’re playing a video, click on the extension and the video should pop out.

Were you able to enable PIP mode in Brave?

Picture-in-picture mode has become an essential feature for casual streaming consumption. I find it odd that Brave and other browsers haven’t paid enough attention to this. Firefox handles it perfectly.

I hope this quick little tip helped you enjoy the PIP experience in the Brave browser. Which of the two methods do you prefer? Right click or the extension?


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