What is Picture in Picture?
Picture in Picture, also known as “PiP” is an innovative way to watch anime in the iOS Crunchyroll app. With PiP, you can tap a button and start a “mini Player” and move it around the screen, allowing you to multitask with ease. In other words, the video plays in an overlay frame while you are using other apps.
What devices does PiP work on?
It is available on iOS devices. This feature is currently not available for our Android app.
Is PiP available for all users?
PiP mode is available for all subscribers using an iOS device with any of our available subscription plans: Fan, Mega fan, and Ultimate fan*.
*Only available in the US.
How do I start PiP?
While in the video player, merely tap the PiP icon at the top of the screen. It’s a double box (the clear box has an arrow pointing down) and is to the left of the Airplay icon. You can place the small version of the PiP player in any quadrant of the screen. With the large PiP player, you can push it to the top or at the bottom of the app screen.
Can I background the Crunchyroll app and use other apps or text while PiP is active?
Absolutely! You’ll be a multi-tasking master in no time. Not only that, but you can browse the Crunchyroll app and look for more content to watch, add it to your watch list, or even start an entirely new episode while in PiP mode. As you can see, PiP is a powerful new way to watch anime.
What size is the mini-Player?
PiP supports three sizes: small, medium, and large. The large version will span the width of the app screen. There are two ways to increase or decrease the size: you can double-tap the PiP window, or pinch gestures to zoom in or zoom out.
How do I stop PiP?
Two ways: the first way is to tap the close button (“X”) in the upper left corner of the screen. That will close the player completely and keep you in your current position on your device. The second way is to tap the PiP icon on the right side of the screen, and that will return you to the Watch page.
For functionalities supported on PiP mode, check this information!