Desktop Miniplayer

The Miniplayer allows you to continue watching videos while you browse YouTube. The player supports Playlists, Livestreams, and any other videos.

Launch the Miniplayer

Launch the Miniplayer by pressing the Miniplayer button  in the video next to the full screen and theater mode buttons. This will take you back to the page you were just browsing (e.g. Homepage, Search page).

Watch in the Miniplayer

How to use the Miniplayer to watch and browse at the same time | Pro Tips from TeamYouTube

The video will continue to play in the Miniplayer as you navigate around the site. You can pause, seek, and play the previous or next video using controls on the Miniplayer.

If you click another video’s thumbnail with the Miniplayer up while browsing on Home, that video will load and play directly in the Miniplayer.

Exit the Miniplayer

Dismiss the Miniplayer by clicking the “X” button at the top-right of the player or hitting ESC on your keyboard. You can also go back to the video watch page by clicking the Miniplayer title, or by clicking anywhere on the Miniplayer outside of the controls.

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