How to Use MultiView on Apple TV [Guide]

Apple has a multiview feature, which, when enabled, allows users to stream up to four live sports simultaneously. The feature is available only on Apple TV 4K devices and is not compatible with older models. Today, you will learn how to use Multiview on Apple TV.

While the feature is super good, it only works for Major League Soccer or Friday Night Baseball games right now. Also, to use the feature on your Apple TV, it should be run on tvOS 16.5 or later and does not work on Apple TV HD. Read on to learn what the feature is and how you can use it on your Apple TV.

What is MultiView on Apple TV?

Multiview is a picture-in-picture (PIP) feature that allows users to watch up to four live sports game streams at the same time on the Apple TV screen. Users can choose from different layouts, prioritize a sport, and switch between audio feeds quickly.

As of now, the feature is only available for select live sports content within the Apple TV app, but it’s expected that the feature will soon be expanded to other channels and apps. The selected live sports events include major leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and Friday Night Baseball.

How to Use Multiview on Apple TV

Now that you know what the feature is, you might be wondering how you can use it on your Apple TV.

Before that, ensure that your Apple TV is running on tvOS 16.5. To check and update it, navigate to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software and follow the on-screen instructions to update the software.

Once you meet the requirements for the software version, follow the below steps to use the multiview feature on Apple TV.

multiview on apple tv

Step 1: Open the Apple TV app and start playing a live sports stream in full-screen mode.

Step 2: You will see a grid icon on the right-side if it supports multiview; click on it, and the current game will minimize into a smaller window.

Step 3: Now, a list of other available live games will appear under the Add more games menu below the playback controls.

Step 4: Select the one you want to add to Multiview.

Step 5: Repeat the process to add more streams, bringing the total to four simultaneous streams.

Customize Multiview Layout

You can also customize the multiview layout and switch to equal split, PIP, and focus as per your choices. Just click on the layout icon at the top-right side of the screen to switch between the following layouts:

Equal Split: In this layout, all four streams are displayed in equal-sized squares.

Picture-in-Picture: In PIP layout, one stream is prominently displayed, while the other three are shown as smaller thumbnails on the side.

Focus: In this layout, you can choose one stream to be the main focus, while the other three are displayed in smaller windows above or below.

Change Audio Focus in MultiView

Once you are in Multiview, only one audio file from the currently focused games plays by default. However, you can change audio focus to another stream.

Change Audio Focus in MultiView

Just swipe the remote’s touch surface to switch the audio focus to another stream in the grid. Alternatively, long-press the touch surface to bring up a menu where you can rearrange the order of the streams.

Wrapping Up

That’s all about Apple TV’s Multiview feature. It’s a great thing for users who want to stay up-to-date on all the actions. Do let us know in the comments whether you have liked the feature or not. Also, share your questions in the comments below.

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