May 20, 2024

Watch YouTube while you Browse the Web

Have you ever wanted to browse the Internet while simultaneously enjoying a certain video? Granted some people may want this for pure entertainment, but developers and designers could use a feature like this to study tutorials or watch talks online.

A new Google Chrome extension Sideplayer offers this functionality for completely free.

You can install right from the Chrome store and get it running in seconds. The extension adds a button “Play in Sideplayer” alongside videos. By clicking the button you’ll be gifted with a picture-in-picture style video player alongside your Chrome browser.

Sideplayer chrome extension

The video window is completely draggable and resizable which means you can still interact with every aspect of the page. It remains on top of the browser window regardless of how many tabs you open or switch between.

And did I mention it’s completely free?

People who watch a lot of YouTube clips or tutorials will greatly benefit from this little extension. To learn more check out the Sideplayer website where you can install it with any modern version of Google Chrome.

Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website

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