YouTube TV Tests Letting You Pick The Games You Want in Multiview





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.

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. For now, this test seems limited to the Apple TV, 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 ones for this new option, according to some readers.

Update: Google has confirmed this new Multiview option to cord cutters news and says this new option is rolling out to more viewers.

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, this is just a goal as YouTube TV’s official help page says at this time, customizable multiview is not possible. Here is what YouTube TV says about how its multiview works:

No. Our goal with multiview is to make it available to everyone with a television. Since most devices don’t have the hardware to support multiview, we have to do all of the processing of video feeds on our servers to make multiview possible.

This means that every unique combination watched in multiview uses limited data center and computational resources. Because each region has unique, local content, we are especially constrained on the number of combinations we can create that include local feeds. We try to select the best combinations based on expected popularity, and are always improving our processes.

For now we will have to wait and see if YouTube rolls this feature out to all subscribers.

Please follow us on Facebook and for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.