Samsung TV Picture in Picture: Master Guide

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Picture in Picture (PIP) is the most common feature found in almost all TVs, personal computers, Mobiles, and video streaming channels. Thus, Yes Samsung Smart TV has a picture-in-picture mode that helps users watch video content simultaneously. This product has two in-built turners that allow PIP to function.

It means you can watch a TV channel and the picture/movie received from external sources like DVD, Mobile, Laptop, etc. With this, one source is displayed on the TV screen, and the second inset of the window. 

What is the Samsung Smart TV picture-in-picture (PIP) feature?

The Samsung Smart TV picture-in-picture (PIP) feature allows users to watch two video sources simultaneously on the same screen.

This means that users can watch a TV channel or program on the main screen while also watching a movie or video from an external source on a small inset window on the same screen.

The PIP feature is available on almost all Samsung Smart TVs and can be enabled through the TV’s settings menu.

Personally, this feature is one of the most used ones in my family. Otherwise, I have to purchase two TVs to watch all the drams and games without a fight with my wife.

How to Know If Samsung Smart TV has PIP?

To ensure whether Samsung Smart TV has PIP or not, you need to enable the PIP function. Here’s how you can start the PIP function.

  1. Tap the menu button from the Samsung smart TV remote.
  2. Choose System and then press enter.
  3. Select PIP and then press enter button.
  4. Highlight PIP and amend the toggle that resembles reading on.
  5. Next, highlight the Air/cable and amend the toggle to its right; read air if you want to display a channel pulled by air on the sub-screen. 
  6. Choose cable if you want to display the screen from a cable box connected to coaxial input. The sub-screen will display either channel pulled over the air or a cable box connected to coaxial input.
  7. Next, Highlight the channel you want to display on the sub-screen set. It is crucial to do if you’re pulling a channel over the air. However, if you want to display the channel over the cable box in the sub-screen so, change the channel with the cable box remote control. If you want to repeat the channel pulled over the air, then change the menu again.
  8. Highlight the size to choose what size of display you want on the screen. Choose the sub-screen set that takes 1/4th of the screen or 1/9th of the screen. 
  9. Once you select the sub-screen for display, then highlight the position where you want to place the screen. You can choose any position or all screens to display content. 
  10. Next, highlight the sound and choose to play the audio from the main screen or sub-screen.
  11. Last, press on the exit button from the remote and save the changes. 
  12. View the changes on your TV’s display.

What if you’re having issues with PIP feature?

If you’re unable to enable the PIP feature, then run troubleshooting tips for PIP to fix the issues. Here’s how you can do this. 

  1. If the smart hub or program rating lock is enabled, you cannot use the Samsung Smart TV PIP feature. Also, you cannot use the PIP feature if the 3D mode is on.
  2. Picture in Picture turns off automatically when the Samsung Smart TV is off. Thus, when the TV is on, you will have to enable the PIP again. 
  3. The PC and HDMI components are the only options to view the main window of the TV when PIP is ON. If channels are pulled over the air or the cable box is connected to a coaxial cable, these are the only options to view content on the sub-screen. 
  4. When checking on devices such as gaming consoles or Blu-ray players in the Samsung Smart TV, when PIP mode on the sub-screen may look blurry, it is mainly caused by external devices, not internal. You must change the output settings on the external devices until you are not able to find the settings that affect the PIP sub-screen. 
  5. If you have a Samsung Smart TV web browser feature ON the main window, choose the video to play, and the PIP screen will close automatically. If the video doesn’t play when the PIP windows close, then refresh the screen and reload the video. 

How do I enable pip on a Samsung smart tv?

According to Samsung’s official guide, to enable Picture in Picture on your Samsung Smart TV, follow these steps:

  1. Using your Samsung Smart TV remote, press the Menu button.
  2. Navigate to System and press the Enter button.
  3. Select PIP and press Enter.
  4. Turn the toggle switch On to enable PIP.

You can follow the same steps for Samsung QLED Smart TVs as well.

How do you split the screen on Samsung Smart TV?

If you want to split screen on Samsung Smart TV, then you need to choose the multi-view that allows you to display content on your TV precisely. See how you can use it. 

  1. Press the home button from the TV remote and choose multi-view
  2. Turn on the Multi-view feature to get started and move on next steps.
  3. Choose content that will display on the left screen. If you want to access external sources, then choose source >> connection guide >> device.
  4. Cast your content on the TV screen with a smart view/screen mirror/airplay option. Then use the project to a screen >> connect camera >> webcam to mirror laptop or mobile screen. 
  5. Next, adjust the size of screens that are suitable for your preferences. 
  6. Choose the PIP position of the small screen when it displays on the main screen. 
  7. Check the audio and sound quality on the screen. 
  8. Last, choose sound distribution whether you want to choose internal or external sources. 

To know about compatibility modes and screen combinations, click here.

How do you do PIP on Android?

PIP is the most amazing feature available on Samsung Smart TV. This app allows multitasking. For example, if you are on a phone call with your friend, you can search for anything you like, such as restaurants or more. Although, you can search for Google Maps. PIP will be an amazing feature who love to jump app on the app. 

Now, let us see how you can enable the PIP app on Android.

  1. Launch settings 
  2. Tap on the app & notifications
  3. Jump on advanced & special app access
  4. Choose PIP 
  5. Select the app from the list
  6. Click on allow PIP toggle to enable the PIP

Where can you find the PIP button on the TV remote?

Samsung Smart TV models vary from each other. Here, I am taking an example of the Samsung Smart TV JS9000.

  1. Press the menu button
  2. Choose home >> settings 
  3. From the menu choose Picture
  4. Choose PIP to enable or disable PIP
  5. Tap on activate button
  6. Choose close
  7. PIP is enabled on your screen.

How do I show pictures on Samsung Smart TV?

It’s always an exciting time to watch your favorite pictures on the big screen, Samsung Smart TV. If you do not know how to use it, so follow the given steps and enjoy the content. 

  1. Sign in to your Samsung account to use the gallery app. Remember, this feature is only available in 2019 models. 
  2. Next, press the home button from the TV remote and then navigate to apps.
  3. Choose the gallery and enter the PIN.
  4. Sign in to your Samsung account.
  5. Tap on the menu then views to change the display images.

How do you change PIP on Samsung Smart TV?

If you want to change the position of PIP on a Samsung Smart TV, then follow the given steps. 

  1. Open the menu settings
  2. Choose the picture option and then press the enter key
  3. Select the PIP option and press enter
  4. Turn on the PIP settings, then press enter key
  5. Select an option and press enter
  6. Choose position and press enter

With the above steps, you can easily modify the PIP settings you would like to do. The PIP not only enhances the entertainment experience but also allows you to split the screen into two parts. Thus, you can carry on other activities too, like an android phone.

The Bottom Line

Samsung Smart TV is one of the best TV that deals in almost all features that give their customers an outstanding user experience. So, when it comes to PIP, Picture in Picture mode on Samsung TV, you can enable it and enjoy the quality experience. We hope with the above guide; you can easily use PIP and more features to get the best out of it. 

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