Earlier today, we reported that Google was testing letting customers pick what games would be in your multiview experience. Now Google has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that you can now customize what games you can watch in your Multiview window.
One of YouTube TV’s best features is the ability to offer the option to watch up to four sporting or news events at once on the same screen. The only downside has been the fact that customers have been unable to pick what games are in these windows. Instead, YouTube TV gives you a number of premade multiview options to pick from. Now, though, YouTube TV seems to be testing your ability to pick what games you want on your TV.
Update: Google reached out to Cord Cutters News again to clarify that this new update makes it easier to find the combinations of available multiview vs. creating new customer feeds for each user.
Yesterday, YouTube TV started to give some NBA League Pass subscribers the ability to pick which games they want to watch from a handful of games in a list. From there, YouTube TV would create a multiview channel for you to watch the games you pick. Google says this feature is coming to all devices that support multiview and you can only create these channels from preselected NBA games. Sadly, you can’t pick any channel you want but only from a list of preselected games to create your own multiview channel. For now you can’t pick channels so you are still limited to just sporting events at this time.
Update: Google has confirmed this new feature is coming to all devices that support multiview.
Offering the ability to pick your games could address many unhappy customers. Often customers struggle to find the games they want in the same multiview window. Now it seems a fix could be in the works.
Google has in the past confirmed that they are trying to work on an option to give customizable multiview to YouTube TV subscribers. One example of YouTube TV confirming hope for this feature is YouTube’s official X account saying “we’re only sharing curated multiview streams from YouTube TV for this initial launch, but we’re hoping to make this customizable for you in the future”
For now we will have to wait and see when YouTube TV rolls this feature out to all subscribers.