YouTube TV is one of the most popular streaming services that offers live TV channels, on-demand content, and cloud DVR features. It also lets you stream content on up to three devices at once, and share your account with up to five family members. But what if you want to watch more than three streams at once? What if you are a sports fan who wants to catch all the action from different games without switching channels or screens?
Well, YouTube TV has some good news for you. The company has announced that it is launching early access to a new feature called “multiview” that will allow you to watch up to four different streams at once on a single screen . This feature will be especially useful for sports fans who want to follow multiple games during events like March Madness or the Olympics.
How does multiview work on YouTube TV?
Multiview is a feature that will let you choose up to four pre-selected streams from your “Top Picks for You” section and watch them simultaneously on your smart TV . You will be able to switch audio and captions between streams and jump in and out of a fullscreen view of any stream. You will also see information like scores, stats, and schedules for each game.
Multiview is currently available only for some YouTube TV members who have Google TV or Android TV devices . The company plans to roll out the feature to all YouTube TV subscribers over the next few months. It also hopes to expand the feature beyond sports channels and let users customize their multiview experience with other genres of content.
Multiview is not a new concept in streaming services. Sony’s PlayStation Vue, which shut down last year, had a similar feature that let users watch up to four streams at once. However, YouTube TV claims that it has improved the performance and quality of multiview by moving all the processing requirements to its servers. This means that any subscriber can use the feature regardless of their home equipment or internet speed.
YouTube TV is clearly trying to improve its service and offer more value for its subscribers who pay $64.99 per month (or $84.99 per month with 4K Plus plan). With features like multiview, YouTube TV hopes to attract more customers who want a comprehensive streaming experience on their smart TVs.