Picture in Picture mode helps Netflix to play the video in a small popup player over other apps. But sometimes the Netflix popup player stopped working on phones and tablets. We’ll take a look at possible solutions to fix it here.
What is Picture in Picture Mode in Netflix
The Netflix popup player that you see when you directly click the home button instead of the back button, well that’s the popup player working on the picture in picture mode also known as PIP mode. This feature is available on devices like phones including Android and iOS and tablets including iPads.
Netflix Picture in Picture Mode Not Working
Sometimes due to some software bugs or issue or even user mistakes the PIP (Picture in Picture) mode stops working, which lead to now popup player. Meaning the user cannot enjoy the Netflix show and works on a different application at the same time.
But don’t worry, we have mentioned the best solutions that you can use to fix the Picture in Picture mode or popup player not working on Netflix.
Solution to Fix Picture in Picture Mode not Working
Here are some fixes that you can play with to make the Picture in Picture mode work again for Netflix. Try the solutions in the order they are given here and see which one works for you.
1. Restart Device
Due to Android or iOS system bugs and glitches, sometimes they can be a hindrance for Netflix that making the Picture in Picture mode not work perfectly. Restarting your phone may fix it easily without any problem or much effort.
2. Update Your Device
Device updates do not only bring new features, they are also built to counter such glitches. Check whether your phone is up to date or not. Navigate to settings<system<system updates to check the available update and if it shows any, download and update your phone or tablet.
3. Clear App Cache & Data
Cache and temporary files of the Netflix application can also be caused of the PIP mode not working. We’ll need to clean the app cache and data respectively.
Clear Netflix Cache & Data
- Long tap on Netflix and tap on app info.
- Now tap on the storage & cache option.
- Now clear the app cache. Only clear Netflix cache and see whether the Picture in Picture mode starts working or not. If not then clear the app data too.
Hopefully, this will fix the PIP mode in Netflix. If not then check the next solution.
4. Check PIP Mode is Enabled or Not
If Netflix is newly installed on your phone, then there may be chances that the picture in picture mode permission is disabled from the settings. Or if not, then may it get disabled by the user by mistake. Enabling it again will fix the Netflix PIP mode popup player.
- Long tap on Netflix and go to app info.
- From there tap on advanced and see the status of the picture in picture permission. If it shows ‘not allowed’ then tap on it and allow it.
This will fix the Picture in Picture mode not working issue on Netflix.
These were all the fixes that we recommend to try for the users in case of PIP mode not working on Netflix. If none of them helped you, then leave a comment below. We’ll try to update and add new possible fixes.
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