How to Use Multi View on LG TV for Split Screen [Guide]

Do you want to enable Multi View on LG TV? LG TVs are quite popular among users as they are known for their features; one of them is Multi View. The feature is available on most LG smart TVs launched in 2022 and later years. The feature is very similar to the split screen feature on mobile phones and is very easy to activate. Today, you will learn how to use multi-view on LG TV for split screens.

For those unfamiliar, the Multiview feature allows users to split the screen, which ultimately enables users to multitask by viewing two different types of content at once and enhances their viewing experience.

While the feature is available on TVs released in 2022 or later, you can also split the screen on your LG TV released before 2022 with limited functionality. On many LG TVs released before 2022, the option is limited to viewing a live TV channel on one half of the screen while browsing the internet or streaming content on the other half. Read on to check out how you can achieve this.

How to Turn On Multi View on LG TV

As stated earlier, multi-view is not supported on all LG TV models. To know whether your TV is compatible with multi-view, you need to check the user manual or you can try mentioned methods to check if they work or not. If you have WebOS 22 or above, follow the below steps to turn on Multi-View on the LG TV.

Step 1: Press the Settings button on the remote control.

Step 2: Navigate to Multi View.

How to Use Multi View on LG TV for Split Screen

Step 3: Select the screen layout of your choice.

Step 4: Here, you will be offered two types of screen layouts: Side by Side and PIP (Picture-in-Picture).

How to Use Multi View on LG TV for Split Screen

Side By Side

If you choose the Side by Side layout, you will see two screens side by side with four options on the top of both screens, each of which defines a particular action.

1. Full-Screen: If you choose the first option in a screen, it will make the selected screen exit the split view and appear in full screen.

2. Sound: To hear only the sound of the selected screen, choose this option.

3. Split Screen: Clicking the third option from one of the displays will change the Side-by-side layout into PIP Mode.

4. Close: Clicking the fourth icon will close the split screen.

How to Use Multi View on LG TV for Split Screen

PIP (Picture-in-Picture)

If you select the PIP (Picture-in-Picture) layout, another app will run on the top of the screen, and you will see seven options on it, each defining a particular action.

1. Move: You can use this option to move the position of the PIP screen.

2. Resize: To change the size of the mini screen, you can use this option.

3. Hide: The third option hides the PIP screen, and you can access the main screen.

4. Full Screen: This option will make the mini screen into a large one.

5. Sound: If you choose this option, you will only hear the sound of the PIP screen.

6. Side by Side: If you want to change the layout to Side by Side, choose this option.

7. Close: To exit the PIP screen, select this option.

How to Use Multi View on LG TV for Split Screen

Supported Combinations for Multi-View

LG has predefined the combinations that you can use, which simply means that you can’t use independent combinations. Moreover, you can’t use the multi-view feature with all the apps. Check out the table below to see the available combinations.

Large Screen in PIP mode, Left side in split-screen modeSmall screen in PIP mode, Right side in split-screen mode
Current BroadcastSmartphone screen sharing
Camera
YouTube
Spotify
HDMISmartphone screen sharing, AirPlay
Camera
YouTube
Spotify
Gallery ModeSpotify
YouTubeCamera
Screen Share (OLED C series or later, QNED95 or later)

How to Split Screen on Older LG Smart TVs (2016 to 2019 Models)

While older LG TVs launched between 2016 and 2019 don’t have a Multi-View feature in the settings, their operating systems are compatible with a Multi-View app that comes pre-installed. In these TV models, you can watch two TV broadcasts or content from two external inputs side-by-side. Here’s how you can activate it:

Step 1: On the remote control, press the Home button.

Step 2: Scroll to the app bar, then select and run the app.

Step 3: Choose an input for each window from the options listed under each split screen.

Each window has a button on top that allows you to switch to full-screen mode, and you can close it with the ‘X’ icon.

Note: You cannot use the recording or live playback function while in multi-view mode on LG TV models released between 2016 and 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There Any Limitations of Split Screen on LG TV?

Yes. There are many limitations to using the multi-view feature on the LG TV. First, it’s not available for viewing Ultra HD content. Second, you cannot record the videos. Others include the fact that you will get audio from only one screen.

Can I Split Screen LG Smart TV running on webOS 5.0 and 6.0?

LG Smart TVs released between 2020 and 2021 that run on webOS 5.0 and 6.0 don’t have a split screen or multi-view feature. Also, they are not compatible with multi-view apps, unlike the 2016-2019 LG TV models. However, you can split the screen while browsing the internet and watching a TV broadcast on the other half.

How Do I Split My LG TV Into Two Screens?

You can use the multi-view feature to split the screen of your TV into two parts. We have listed the step-by-step process above in the article.

So, that’s all about how you can use multi-view on an LG TV for split screens. We have also mentioned the supported combinations for the feature and the steps to split screen on older TV models released between 2016 and 2019. If you have any questions related to the article, let us know in the comments below.

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