Wednesday, June 14, 2017

how to enable picture in picture mode android O 8.0.0

Android O developer Preview 2 Brings the Picture and Picture mode for few supported apps like YouTube, Chrome, Duo. This was a part of Android O System UI Tuner but these features are removed from System UI Tuner on Developer Preview 3. 

There are two possibilities,

  • Either this is out of beta stage (System UI Tuner are beta features)
  • Or it has been removed from the Android O.

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Looking on the Android O we can see that if you go inside the 'Special App Access' (Apps and Notification) you can see that Picture in Picture feature is still there. Directly you can't enable that from System UI tuner now but there is a third party application which will enable you to do this. 

Video Demo

Watch the video before and understand all the details along with other tips.

Minimum Requirement

  • Supported Phones Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X.
  • Minimal Adb / Fast boot setup or a Root access on the above mentioned device. Take help from  XDA Forums on how to install and configure.

Files Needed


I will suggest to go through the video demo and check in details for the installation steps. I am assuming you have made the successful adb connection with device. Execute the command as shown in image below. 

Command to execute is,

pm grant xyz.paphonb.systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

After that open the app and a new left or right key and assign the keycode value (171) to window. Once it is done open the youtube app and start playing any video. There after press the keycode window shortcut. You will see the current video is being minimized as a floating window. It can be moved to any place and it will work on top of any window.

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