Video Popout

Video Popout

Pop-out and load any video element to a floating window.

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What is Video Popout?

'Video Popout' is a chrome extension that lets users pop out videos from their active tab into a separate, floating window. This window stays active even if you change the active tab. The pop-out function comes handy when multitasking and wanting the video to stay on top of other windows. Note, to pop out videos, they must be playing first. Closing the tab containing the video also closes the floating window. This extension uses the 'picture-in-picture' JavaScript API.

By: loora
Users: 61,697
Rating: 4.32 (114)
Version: 0.1.4 (Last updated: 2023-07-02)
Creation date: 2018-10-21
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • scripting
  • notifications
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 14.30K
URLs: Website
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Video Popout is an extension that lets you easily detach the active video in a tab and load it in a small and floating popup outside of the current window.

The floating window remains active even if you change the active tab. Please note that if you close the tab that contains the video, the floating popup window will be closed as well. This addon uses the new JavaScript API called "picture-in-picture". It currently works in all modern browsers. It is important to note that, the floating window will stay on top of other windows.

Note: please play the video first and then click on the toolbar button to make it pop-out. A paused or stopped video element, will not respond to the pop-out request.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill the bug report form on the addon's homepage (

User reviews
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  • Works as expected and is simple to use
  • Smooth controls with easy navigation
  • Ability to watch videos in a resizable pop-out window
  • Cannot have multiple pop-outs of streaming content at the same time
  • Does not work on all websites
  • Lack of subtitles and advanced video playback controls
Most mentioned
  • Works well with YouTube
  • Extension lacks multiple streaming capability
  • Requests for additional features like subtitles and video controls
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Risk impact

Video Popout may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Video Popout has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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