Version of Chrome browser Beta 54 got the opportunity to background video playback
Chrome browser Beta, intended for developers and those who want to try a variety of innovations earlier than they will appear in the final version, has been updated to version Chrome Beta 54.
And this update brought at least one new and important feature — the ability to play video in the background. It is possible to run on the page any video and minimize the browser, but the video is not stopped, which will allow you to listen to the sound and either continue to work with the smartphone, or completely disable the display. This is useful, for example, to view the news, when the image itself is of special importance has not.
Also reported on a new BroadcastChannel API that will allow to implement the exchange of data between different open Windows or different tabs of the browser. But details about his work yet.