Read the news, browse the web and do more all while watching your favorite show in a convenient Picture-in-Picture window. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks. You have the ability to click, drag, scroll behind your floating content, it even works in full-screen apps!

Quickly launch popular streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, or Plex right from the home screen or use the Chrome Extension to fling web pages right from your browser to HeliumLift.


HeliumLift is a menu bar app. Access settings or quit the app from the menu bar icon at the top of your Mac.

What's New

Version 2.5

bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

awesome app!!..I do have questions though

I love this app as I can stream just about anything in a floating window while I work (which seems to be all the time these days). I did try to as a support question but could not figure how to do so from your site. I would love to know how to add / adjust the icons on the Dashboard screen so I don’t always have to type them in manually with the open web URL option.

Thanks Again


Does not allow click through

Still using the original due to the problems with this version. When in transparent mode, the on screen video controls can still be clicked. If I want to work behind the video window, I don't want to control the video.


HDCP Compliant error on Netflix

I keep getting an error on Netflix
Display Error: There appears to be a display problem. Please ensure your monitor is HDCP compliant and is not mirrored using Airplay.

The only fix is to switch to Chrome and play the same thing and it works there.


Justin Mitchell
3.8 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2015 Justin Mitchell & Jaden Geller


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.