YouTube TV’s Multiview Feature – For March Madness

March 16, 2023

March Madness is around the corner, and YouTube TV is playing a big role by introducing early testing for multiview, a latest feature that will let subscribers watch maximum four pre-selected games concurrently.

The news arrives a few weeks before Major League Baseball’s opening day and just in time for March Madness. Later this year, YouTube intends to add multiview feature to the primary YouTube application across TVs, and Multiview will be progressively introduced over the upcoming months.

Those who are part of early access will receive an email and an alert about this feature in their YouTube TV experience. YouTube TV is a home for sports fans, and we want to ensure that we deliver our members a great sports viewing experience on TV,” YouTube wrote in a blog.

You cannot get this feature manually; YouTube will gradually let all the members apply. Utilizing current technology, the new multiview function enables a group live stream to be started by users of YouTube. Additionally, multiview won’t need specialized hardware because the server handles all the processing necessary to simultaneously show four streams.

Why is YouTube Launching the Multiview Feature Now?

Multiview was said to be in development by the business last August when it was known as “Mosaic Mode.” The feature would be helpful to sports fans who want to watch numerous games and keep track of scores without continually changing channels, even though it is not practical for watching typical TV shows.

To solve this issue, some traditional TVs have, up until now, provided a picture-in-picture mode, but YouTube TV’s digital platform now supports even more concurrent streams.

In advance of the start of the National Football League this autumn, YouTube is working to enhance its multiview functionality. The business revealed in December that it shall begin hosting NFL Sunday Ticket exclusively in 2023.

Over time, we’ll refine and add more functionality to multiview, including the option to customize your own multiview streams,” German Cheung, Engineering Lead, YouTube TV core experience team, said in the blog post.

Most recently, it made history by announcing a groundbreaking streaming agreement with NFL Sunday Ticket, previously only accessible in the US via DirecTV. According to rumors, the multi-year agreement is worth $2 billion per season. Because of this, YouTube TV will probably draw more sports enthusiasts than a four-up stream would.

Made For Sports Fans!

The streaming service usually costs $65 per month, according to the YouTube TV website, and an offer for the first three months reduces the cost to $55 per month. For now, YouTube’s multiview feature is limited to selective content, but we hope it will diversify and shift to various content types.

I just love sports! I love watching LeBron swoop the ball to score, dunk and hit the leaderboard. I got mesmerized watching Kylian Mbappé showing ridiculous football skills. I am trying to emphasize that, being a sports fan, I love the spirit of each sport. YouTube TV has added a flare to my love for sports.

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