YouTube TV Multiview Feature Now Available on Android Devices

What you should know

  • YouTube TV’s Multiview feature, initially available on smart TVs and streaming devices, has now been extended to iOS and Android platforms, with Android being the last to receive it.
  • The Multiview feature allows users to watch up to four streams simultaneously, with the ability to switch audio and captions between streams and move in and out of fullscreen view.
  • Access to Multiview requires the latest version of YouTube TV (8.17) for Android and is found in the Home tab for users.
  • The feature is exclusive to YouTube TV subscribers and, as of now, is limited to sports content only.

Full Story

Oh boy, YouTube TV really threw us a curveball about a year back. They were all, “Hey, check out this cool Multiview feature we’re rolling out.” But here’s the kicker: it was only for the folks with smart TVs and those streaming gadget thingamajigs. Us mobile users? Yeah, we were left hanging.

Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not like we were forgotten forever. iOS users got their hands on it eventually, but it took a whole year. And then, Android users? We had to wait even longer. A couple of months more, to be exact. Talk about anticipation, right?

So, 9to5google spilled the beans that Google’s finally letting the Multiview feature loose for YouTube subscribers. But, and it’s a big but, there’s no clear timeline on when every Android user will get this feature. It’s like waiting for rain in a drought – could happen any time, or not.

If you’re itching to dive into Multiview on your Android device, you gotta make sure you’re running the latest and greatest version of YouTube TV (8.17), or it’s a no-go. You won’t get to enjoy flipping through four different streams like some kind of TV wizard.

And where do you find this magical Multiview feature? Right in the Home tab. Picture this: you’re juggling four streams at once, flipping audio and captions, and zooming in and out of fullscreen like it’s nothing. Sounds pretty sweet, huh?

But, hold your horses. You gotta be part of the YouTube TV club to get in on this action. And for now, you can only use Multiview with sports content. So, if you’re a sports fanatic, you’re in luck. If not, well, it’s still a cool party trick, right?

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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