On YouTube TV, you can watch several shows at the same time

(ETX Daily Up) – YouTube intends to exploit consumer impatience. The platform just unveiled a new feature that allows YouTube TV subscribers to watch multiple shows at the same time. This is called “Multiview” or “multiple display”.

Nowadays, it is more and more difficult to concentrate on the same task. If you too tend to launch a series on your television, while scrolling on your smartphone to follow different social networks, the new YouTube TV feature will undoubtedly please you.

To seduce impatient consumers, the platform, accessible only in the United States, has decided to launch “multiview”: the possibility of watching up to four programs simultaneously on one’s screen.

YouTube TV appears to be betting on sports to highlight its new feature. The platform, which bills itself as “the home of sports enthusiasts”, has decided to make the announcement ahead of “March Madness”, the annual tournament of the American college basketball championship, one of the largest sporting events in the United States.

It should be noted, however, that this new option is currently only available to a handful of members. The latter will be able to choose to activate the audio and subtitles between the different streams or to put one of the programs on the big screen.

YouTube has revealed that it has been considering this option for a long time, but had to rethink all the technology to allow as many subscribers as possible to have access to this option, regardless of their devices.

“We are gradually introducing Multi-View and gathering subscriber feedback as we go. This information will help us improve the experience as we approach the start of the NFL football season this fall. Over time, we will refine and add new features to Multi-Display, including the ability to customize your multi-display feeds, and as you might have guessed by now, we’re looking to integrate that multiview experience into the main YouTube app on TVs later this year,” said German Cheung, engineer at YoutubeTV .

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