For weeks now, we have heard rumors of multiview coming to the Apple TV. Some Apple TV apps already support the features like YouTube TV and Fubo, but now Apple is building it into the OS.
Starting tonight, Apple has officially announced Multiview feature for MLB Friday Night Baseball live stream. To take advantage of this multiview experience, you need to make sure to update your tvOS. To get this go to System > Software Updates.
“With this entirely customizable new multiview experience in the Apple TV app on Apple TV 4K, users can see the available live games displayed at the bottom of their screen, choose the ones they want to watch, and toggle between multiple layout options. Fans can also choose to display one match more prominently, or watch two to four matches in a split-screen view. Users can also control audio preferences, including the home radio feed for MLS Season Pass, and home and away radio for “Friday Night Baseball.” If a user wants to stop watching in multiview, they can quickly switch to full screen with one click.” Apple said in a statement on its website.
Sadly this means if you are using Apple TV+ on Roku, Fire TV, or other devices you will not get this new Multiview feature.
Recently Apple has been bidding for more sports rights. The Pac-12 has reportedly been one of its major targets. The ability to offer multiview to customers would help them attract more sporting rights.
Multiview will work a lot like YouTube TV’s multi-view allowing subscribers to switch audio between different feeds with their remote.