glrush· Cool Member/Supporter
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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.It says at the link above: "Early access to multiview will roll out to all YouTube TV members over the next few months."
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.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.
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.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.
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.ESPN+ and Fubo have had this capability for some time, although not server side, interesting to see if that makes a difference in quality.
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.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
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.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.