Good news for fans of the NBA starting today, YouTube TV has added support to watch up to 4 games at once with NBA League Pass. According to YouTube TV, you can now watch multiview on select NBA League Pass games if you subscribe. This will give you access to watch games outside of your home market and watch multiple games at once.
To use this feature, you must subscribe to NBA League Pass through YouTube TV.
Earlier this week Google talked about Multiview on YouTube TV during its earnings call. Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said the top request the company gets from users is the ability to choose their own games in multiview, which the company has previously said isn’t possible yet for technical reasons. “Overall, the teams are working hard to build a good experience,” Schindler said on the call.
This news comes as earlier this week, just in time for the start of the NBA season, YouTube TV added 5.1 surround sound audio to ESPN networks. This was a great surprise to many NHL fans last night who suddenly found ESPN’s coverage in 5.1 surround sound audio.
To make this work, you must have a 5.1 surround sound system and a streaming player that supports it. 5.1 surround sound is included with the base YouTube TV package.
Here is how YouTube TV describes what decives support 5.1 surround sound audio.
The setting will only appear for videos and devices that support 5.1 surround sound. 5.1 in YouTube is supported on all 2021 and later TVs, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and most Fire TV devices. In addition, 5.1 surround sound is supported on Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One and PlayStation 5. Many 2020 and earlier TVs may also support surround sound – check your device manufacturer to see if your device supports 5.1.