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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Pop Up Play in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Video player app is a media-related app that is available in the Samsung Galaxy SIV. You can use this app for watching all saved videos in your phone, either those you took with the phone camera or those you got/downloaded from other sources.

See also: How to Play a Video Using the Video Player App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

While you're watching a video in the video player app, you'll be given with some useful options, one of which is the picture in picture (pip) view icon that you can use to reduce the screen size and display the player in the small window so that you can use your phone for other purposes without closing the video.

How to use pop-up play?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open the Video Player app.
  2. Tap the required video to play it.
  3. Tap the PIP (Picture in picture) view icon to view the video in a small window. If you can't see this icon, tap the screen to view the playback controls. The player will remain on top while you're using the phone for other purposes.
  4. While the video player is displayed in the small window, you can do the following actions:
    • Move: you can move the video window to any part of the screen by dragging it to another location.
    • Zoom in or zoom out: spread two fingers apart on the video window to enlarge it or pinch the video window to reduce it.
    • Pause and resume: single tap the video window to pause or resume the playback.
    • Multitask: you can watch the video while using your phone for other purposes(e.g: browsing the webpages, sending text messages, etc). You can use and navigate your phone normally and the player will remain on top.
    • Exit from PIP view: double tap the video window to return to the video player app.
    • Close: when the playback is paused, you can close the player by tapping the close button
      at the top right corner of the video window. If you didn't activate the auto next video option, the video window will be closed automatically once the playback is over.

By default, if you play a video in the normal view, the video will be stopped if you use your phone for other activities. But, by using the popup video player or the pip view now you can do other activities(multitask) while you're watching the video.


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