YouTube TV Launches Multiview Feature for Sports Fans
YouTube TV has launched a new multiview feature designed specifically for sports fans. The feature allows viewers to switch audio and captions between streams, and jump in and out of a fullscreen view of a game. The new feature is currently only available in early access for select YouTube TV members.
What is the Multiview Feature?
The multiview feature allows select YouTube TV members to watch up to four pre-selected, different streams at once in their “Top Picks for You” section. This feature has been in development for quite a while and has been designed to work even on devices that have less processing power.
How Does it Work?
The entire processing requirements for the multiview feature happen on YouTube’s servers, allowing subscribers to use the feature regardless of what device they’re using. This is possible because the device will only see one life feed instead of two or four, so it won’t need any processing power to be able to playback multiple streams at once.
When Will it be Available?
The multiview feature is currently only available in early access for select YouTube TV members. However, YouTube TV has announced that the feature will be gradually rolled out while the company gathers feedback from subscribers. More importantly, the feature will continue to be fine-tuned and refined, but expect more functionality to be added too, including the option to customize multiview streams.