tvOS 13 Allows Apple TV Multitasking via Picture-in-Picture Option

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tvOS 13 has a new nifty feature that wasn’t covered during the WWDC 2019- Picture-in-Picture options for video playbacks.

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Apple TV users can look forward to watching shows on the app while being able to explore the rest of the system anytime they like. This option is similar to the iPad, where users can put the video in a thumbnail view as they navigate to other apps.

Picture-in-Picture isn’t a new concept- it was first revealed as a feature for multitaskers in iOS 9. Apple TV users can start the video on full screen, then switch apps to get the video to turn into a thumbnail. Overlays allows for switching to full video or ending the playback.

tvOS 13 brings a few exciting changes, such as a Top Shelf section and a new Home screen. Apps can now work in the background and allow users to catch a preview before they access it.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.