Multi-Window on Android N Now Lets You Watch Videos Uninterrupted

Multi-Window on Android N Now Lets You Watch Videos Uninterrupted

Multiwindow is shaping up to be the next big thing to hit Android in recent times. It will finally allow tablets an edge over their phablet counterparts, giving them better use of their increased screen real estate.

With that being said, Multiwindow is still a continuous work-in-progress. There’s a reason that it has remained disabled in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, because it was far from being a perfect software product for the end consumer. Things are improving though, and the Second Developer Preview of Android N coupled with a YouTube update bring us some good news in this direction.

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YouTube now works properly with Android N’s multiwindow. Previously, opting for multiwindow in YouTube would stop the video. With the Second Developer Preview, this works as one would expect it to. You can now watch videos on YouTube in multi-window in the normal fashion, with synchronized video and audio as per expectations.

This is a small step forward in the grand scheme of things. We look forward to the future where Android tablets replace portable laptops for the productive side of things. Of course, this assumes that things don’t break in the further Android N previews.

What would you like next with multiwindow? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]