Apple TV 4K will soon have a multiview feature, just in time to watch tonight’s games of Friday Night Baseball. This was first spotted by Tom’s guide (via TechCrunch). This feature, which is still in beta, will allow you to watch four sports streams simultaneously in a grid-format.
Developer Steve Moser discovered the multiview feature last month in Apple’s source code. It looks like Apple is now ready to release it. According to the feature is in the tvOS Beta 16.5. You can access it by going to Settings and clicking System then Software Upgrades.
TechCrunch states that you can view several streams simultaneously once you’ve downloaded the beta. To do this, you need to turn on the game and select the “Add Game”. You can also play around with the layout, enlarging one game while stacking the others on the right-hand side or simply viewing two games side-by side. Notes that you can switch audio by using the Apple TV Remote to select which game to listen to.
Apple isn’t the only streaming services to experiment with Multiview in recent times. YouTube TV also began testing in March for sports games, but the version is much more limited. You can’t customize the multiview experience yet. For example, you can only choose from the bundles YouTube TV has created.
Multiview is also reportedly available for Major League Soccer matches on Apple TV Plus tomorrow. Apple has not confirmed the rollout of this feature, nor is it clear when or if this will be available to those who do not have an Apple TV 4K. sent a request to Apple for more information. The company did not respond immediately. We will update this article when we receive a response.
We’ve discovered that the multiviewing experience can be customized in many different ways. Fans can move games around on the screen and make one game bigger than the rest, or choose to watch two or four equally split screens. The other games will be stacked to the right if a user wishes for one game take up most of the screen.
The remote allows fans to switch between different audio tracks, allowing them to choose which game to listen to.
YouTubeTV also tests a limited feature of multiview that is available only to a small number of U.S. customers.
Apple TV+ subscribers get Friday Night Baseball for just $6.99 per month. Apple TV+ customers will pay either $12.99 or $14.99 per month to get the MLS Season Pass.
Unlike Friday Night Baseball which has ceased to offer free matches this year, MLS Season Pass lets non-subscribers watch a few MLS games for free.
Fans can watch five matches on Matchday 8 without having to subscribe. Charlotte will play Colorado, Columbus will face New England, Minnesota and Orlando, Toronto and Atlanta, as well as San Jose against Kansas City.