Play in Mini View feature in Windows 10 Movies & TV app


Watching your favorite movie or a TV show while working is now possible on your Windows 10 device. The latest Windows 10 Creators Update brought many functionality improvements and new features including ‘Mini View’.

Mini View feature in Windows 10 Movies & TV app

Mini View feature in Windows 10 Movies & TV app

‘Mini View’ is the new feature in Windows 10 machines which lets the user watch their favorite movies and TV shows in a picture-in-picture mode. The feature currently supports only Movies & TV app and Skype.

Read on to know how to use the Mini View feature on your Windows 10 PC.

  • As the feature is available only Movies & TV app, you first need to have this default app on your Windows 10 machine. Open the app on your PC normally.
  • Now, when the app is launched, open your preferred media, may it be a TV show or any of the movies. Play the media and go to the control bar appearing at the bottom of your screen.
  • In the control bar, you can see a new option next to the full-screen button. This new option is Mini View icon which is also termed as picture-in-picture mode.
  • Click on the Mini View icon and the playing media will instantly pin to the top right corner of your screen. Click on the icon again and it will leave the Mini View.

The picture-in-picture mode earlier was available only in the television sets where one channel is displayed on the entire TV screen and at the same time another channel can be viewed in inset windows. Thanks to the Windows Creators Update that we can now avail this feature on our laptops and desktop too.

The Mini View (picture-in-picture mode) brings a level of multitasking on your Windows 10 machines and convert your current media window into a movable small window.

While it is available only for the desktop app Movies & TV, for now, Microsoft assures that it will soon be made available for other apps on your machine.