Developer Steven Trenton-Smith with the help of the program modifications included in the new Apple TV set-top box function “picture in picture”. Technology developer demonstrated on a video on YouTube.
“Set up PiP for my TV app. Works great, fits into the software environment tvOS. I don’t know why Apple has not included it”, – he wrote on his Twitter account. According to him, the function makes your TV viewing more comfortable.
The video shown on the application to view TV channels on Apple TV. Switching channels, the user can with a single gesture translate the current translation in the view mode “picture in picture”, by continuing to browse the list of channels. If necessary, using the remote, you can swap main and sub picture.
Function “picture in picture” appeared on Apple devices with the release of iOS 9 last year. While it is available only on the iPad and works like a video in the official YouTube app, allowing you to watch videos anywhere on the screen with other programs. This eliminates the need to close and restart videos when surfing the web or reading mail.
Trenton-Smith believes that with the exit of one of the following updates function “picture in picture” will appear on the Apple TV. On his experience he was convinced that this is a very practical solution for tvOS.
We will remind, last year another developer “hacked” iOS 9 to play shooter Doom with the function “picture in picture”. View video demonstration of the game on this page.