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I currently have 5 TV's in my "media studio" so this option probably isn't for me. But it doesn't mean I won't use it on each TV just to irritate my wife 馃榿 But it sounds great for others who use only one TV, which is probably the majority of Americans. I bought a multi-view device from Monoprice around 5 years ago and used it one season with the NFLST. The device does 4, 3 and 2 screens. I'm wondering when YTTV will roll out the multi-view option. I subscribe to NBA Pass and I haven't seen the option yet... maybe tonight. I assume it will be out by Thursday.
 

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According to this article from Awful Announcing, early access will only feature March Madness games, and the feeds will be pre-selected so no customization.

 

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Yep, but it also says in the article "Just in time for March Madness", of course that's just a marketing grift by YTTV. I'm curious how many have even gotten the update so far.
There is a thread on the Reddit board about when MultiView might roll out to the selected few and it sounds like it will go live possibly Thursday for March Madness. Full function MultiView where you can mix and match any show will come later.
It is interesting that all the heavy lifting (from pure processing power) will come from YTTV's end, not your device.
 

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There is a thread on the Reddit board about when MultiView might roll out to the selected few and it sounds like it will go live possibly Thursday for March Madness. Full function MultiView where you can mix and match any show will come later.
It is interesting that all the heavy lifting (from pure processing power) will come from YTTV's end, not your device.
Several hours ago I tried accessing the YTTV Reddit thread, but I kept getting a not found error. Maybe they were overwhelmed with clicks today. I'll try again later.
 

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Reddit was flakey yesterday at least for me.

I did get multiview on one of my Apple boxes (4K 1st Gen). If you start the app, go to the "home" tab, and look for it. Mone says "You've got early access to multiview streams!".

Just in time for March Madness !
 

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I was finally able to access Reddit last night. A YouTube TV Google associate posted in the Multiview thread that Google was taking requests for the Multiview update through this Reddit link. You just type "I'd like to opt in for the Multiview option on YouTube TV" I did fill out the form but nothing yet. Maybe the beta rollout has a limited amount of users. I'll know more later today I suppose.
https://www.reddit.com/r/youtubetv/comments/11rad75
 

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Some may see otherwise, but from my vantage point this is the biggest development in television viewing we've seen in a long time. I'm excited for it to rollout, even in a limited capacity and availability.
 
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ESPN+ and Fubo have had this capability for some time, although not server side, interesting to see if that makes a difference in quality.
I've been a long-time utilizer of the ESPN+ multiview functionality, along with the NFL Sunday Ticket app. Utilizing this to mix and match different networks into one viewing grid will be a massive win.
 

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This is pretty helpful. I got the Multiview on all my devices and for the early window, they offered it with 2 games even though 4 were on at times.
For the late window, I have all 4 games. Works pretty slick.
It will be interesting to see how Multiview is implemented for Sunday Ticket. I did Multiview on one of my screens but only my AppleTV 4K box had that option; it was not available on my Roku TV's or sticks.

How to Use YouTube TV's Multiview Feature - Michael Saves
 

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This is pretty helpful. I got the Multiview on all my devices and for the early window, they offered it with 2 games even though 4 were on at times.
For the late window, I have all 4 games. Works pretty slick.
It will be interesting to see how Multiview is implemented for Sunday Ticket. I did Multiview on one of my screens but only my AppleTV 4K box had that option; it was not available on my Roku TV's or sticks.

How to Use YouTube TV's Multiview Feature - Michael Saves
There are definitely software bugs that they will need to address IE the CBS feed is 4:3 when part of the 2 game grid and 4 game grid. The white box surrounding the game with the audio never disappears. With DirecTV Sunday Ticket, the audio box would disappear after a few seconds on the 8 game grid. Also YTTV needs to offer a 2, 3 or 4 game grid where the user can pick out their games of choice.
 

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Based on the blog post I linked at the beginning of the tread, they seem to have made a decision to make the initial rollout as bland as possible and take the user hardware out of the equation as much as they could. If there are onerous hardware requirement to get this to work where you can pick any 4 streams you want to make a custom Multiview screen (As DirecTV did on the Sunday Ticket app), there are gonna be some unhappy campers.
 

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Based on the blog post I linked at the beginning of the tread, they seem to have made a decision to make the initial rollout as bland as possible and take the user hardware out of the equation as much as they could. If there are onerous hardware requirement to get this to work where you can pick any 4 streams you want to make a custom Multiview screen (As DirecTV did on the Sunday Ticket app), there are gonna be some unhappy campers.
That's exactly why this thing is out now in what is essentially a live testing mode. Let some people poke holes in it, see if there's something they missed, fix it and be ready to roll for the NFL season.
 
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Getting a test run with it while enjoying the Friday afternoon games with my brother.
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As others have mentioned and you can see, still some bugs to work out as they鈥檒l get March Madness feedback. But an exciting feature to have for YTTV subscribers.
 
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