Samsung really outdid themselves with the Samsung Galaxy S III, so much so, that you may find all the new features a bit overwhelming. No need to fret, we’re here to help you better understand these features and show you just how to use them. With so many amazing features, it’s hard to choose which ones to highlight, but this next one is a no-brainer.
You’ll find your Samsung Galaxy S III equipped with a really unique feature called “Pop up Play.” Pop Up Play allows you to watch an onboard video while performing other tasks by simply minimizing the video into a pop-up window that can easily be moved around your screen. It’s a feature that’s sure to make your phone stand out among the mobile crowd, and it’ll surely make your fruit friends a bit jealous.
Using Pop Up Play is quite easy and as cool as it is, its major flaw remains in the fact that you can only use it with video you already have on your phone. That means no YouTube support, no Netflix support, basically no streaming video support period. With that said, let’s take a look at how to use Pop Up Play on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
The first thing you’ll have to do is open up a video. You can do this various ways, the easiest of which, is simply opening your App Drawer, choosing the Video Player, and the choosing a video.
Once you’ve started playing a video, simply press the Pop Up Play icon which looks like this:
Now you’ll be free to text, browse websites, or perform any other task while still being able to enjoy your video. To control your pop-up video, simply:
Long press on your video to drag it to different location on the screen for better visibility.
To view your video in full screen and use the player controls, simply tap on the video.
To close out the pop-up video, simply long press on the video and a red minus icon will appear, click the icon and it will close your video, leaving you to continue whatever task you were doing.