The Apple TV brings the most asked PIP feature to its users. PIP, also known as picture-in-picture, is an advanced feature by which we can view any analog signals (i.e., cable or air inputs) while viewing an external video source like Set-top-box, DVD player, or PC. To activate picture in picture mode on Apple TV, you’ll need the Siri remote controller that came with your television.

How does Apple TV Picture-in-Picture Works?

Apple TV PIP feature works by allowing you to stream two different programs at the same time. That means you can stream a television channel and a picture obtained from another external source, as we mentioned before. The TV channel will be displayed on the full Apple TV screen. Whereas the picture from an external source will get displayed as a small widget on the Apple TV screen.

How to use Picture-in-Picture on Apple TV?

How to use picture in picture mode on Apple TV

#1. Play any content of your choice on Apple TV.

#2. Then hold your fingers on the Siri remote’s touch surface.

#3. Within a while, a timeline will show you how far you’re through the show.

#4. Just above the timeline, you could see PIP (i.e., picture-in-picture) icon.

#5. Click on that PIP icon by using your Siri remote.

That’s all, the above steps will be applicable to all the apps that support PIP mode.


1. Can Apple TV do picture-in-picture?

Yes. Picture-in-Picture mode is available on the Apple TV. You can use a small screen of the video you minimize on the side of your screen.

2. What Apple TV apps support picture-in-picture?

The most famous streaming services like Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu support PIP mode.


Now you know how to use picture-in-picture mode on Apple TV. This feature offers you more options for viewing multiple contents simultaneously. The PIP process may vary depending upon the Apple TV models. On some models, this feature may only work when your PC is selected as the main picture source. Likewise, some older Apple TV models disable PIP when using internet TV or bionic chip functions.