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YouTube TV subscribers can now watch several programs at once on iPhone and iPad, thanks to support for Multiview rolling out, Google has confirmed (via 9to5Google).

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Multiview lets users watch four different cable channels on-screen at the same time. The feature works from the "Home" tab, which includes stream options like "Top Picks for You" and "Watch in Multiview," but it only works for sports events.

Subscribers on iPhone and iPad will need to update to version 8.11 or later to access Multivew. According to YouTube TV, "device and content restrictions apply" for Multiview, and it is limited to "pre-selected games only."

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Video Credit: Redditor _oh_jay

A Basic YouTube TV plan costs $72.99 a month, and there are various add-on packages available such as NBA League Pass, which is currently $49.99 for the entire season. YouTube TV said it plans to launch Multiview on Android in the coming months.

Article Link: YouTube TV Gains Multiview Support on iPhone and iPad
 

Maygoo23

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Is this feature available on Apple TV already? Or are iPhone and iPad the first to support it? Also, convenient timing!
 

StuBeck

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Imagine your own platform being so difficult to develop for, that you release on a competitors platform first; Then crying to the government about anti competitive behavior.
Google has always been weird about this and somehow prioritized Apple products with their apps. They've also blocked other companies from making their own apps to use Youtube for example when Google has refused to make an app for that platform. Its really weird.
 

klasma

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Google has always been weird about this and somehow prioritized Apple products with their apps. They've also blocked other companies from making their own apps to use Youtube for example when Google has refused to make an app for that platform. Its really weird.
ChatGPT provides a funny reasoning:

Market Strategy: Launching on iOS first could be a strategic move to generate buzz and anticipation among Android users. This approach can create a sense of exclusivity or premium value around the new feature, increasing interest and engagement upon its Android release.”

That’s how I imagine an updated Siri would think.
 
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Unggoy Murderer

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Google has always been weird about this and somehow prioritized Apple products with their apps. They've also blocked other companies from making their own apps to use Youtube for example when Google has refused to make an app for that platform. Its really weird.
Because the iOS ecosystem has the far higher ROI figure. Android is a second-class platform, even Google knows it.
 

burgman

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Is this feature available on Apple TV already? Or are iPhone and iPad the first to support it? Also, convenient timing!
I've only seen one group of news channels, but I don't watch much sports so I could have missed those.
 

Nekronos

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Because the iOS ecosystem has the far higher ROI figure. Android is a second-class platform, even Google knows it.
If it was a second-class platform, there wouldn't be more users and more apps available on android.

The difference is, the average iOS user spends more money and is more likely to spend money in the first place.
 

Unggoy Murderer

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If it was a second-class platform, there wouldn't be more users and more apps available on android.

The difference is, the average iOS user spends more money and is more likely to spend money in the first place.
Yup, that's why all the apps worth having are on the platform worth using.

Developing for Android is almost not worth it if the app it just cloned and uploaded somewhere else for free.
 
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newyorksole

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What is better Hulu or you tube?
YouTube TV from my experience. I only used Hulu TV for a day or so, but YTTV has been great for me. I like Google’s services. 🤷🏾‍♂️
Now we just need a setting on youtube app to turn off shorts, image posts, polls, mix and stories. My feed is infested with this already
omg I HATEEE how my feed is cluttered with that crap.
 

Nekronos

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Yup, that's why all the apps worth having are on the platform worth using.

Developing for Android is almost not worth it if the app it just cloned and uploaded somewhere else for free.
That's rubbish logic and doesn't track, again more apps on android - if iOS is "more" worth using than android, I would expect there to be very different market share.

There are free apps on android that outperform paid apps on iOS. in the case of paid apps/subscriptions, some of the same services and apps on android are also cheaper than on iOS.
 

Reelmower

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YouTube TV from my experience. I only used Hulu TV for a day or so, but YTTV has been great for me. I like Google’s services. 🤷🏾‍♂️

omg I HATEEE how my feed is cluttered with that crap.
I agree. We are an Apple device family, but use google services.
 
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Mr_Ed

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What is better Hulu or you tube?
Tried Hulu (live TV) first. The UI was not great. Experienced random technical issues (buffering, black screens, etc.) fairly regularly. I was forced to clean-up and reinstall/login multiple times while I had it (big PITA when using multiple devices). Then the HULU ad algorithm started showing nothing but HIV medication ads during early evening (not exaggerating, multiple back-2-back HIV med ads, across multiple channels, every.single.commercial.break). Our child was not of an age yet where I felt I should jump into full explanations should questions arise. This and the other tech glitches caused me to look at YouTubeTV.

I found the YouTubeTV UI to be even less intuitive than HULU’s. But on the tech side, I never had any glitches, buffering, or other issues while I had it (about a year). Pretty solid.

Finally dropped YTTV as well. Got tired of paying for delivery of a bunch of channels that all run lots of ads on top of what I’m paying. I was already thinking along those lines but the last straw was the morning I tuned into SyFy channel just to watch something while I drank my morning coffee and the movie they were playing had the lower right corner of the screen taken up by the station Id (pretty common) AND the top right corner had a pretty large, permanent ad with a countdown clock for a football game taking place 8 hours later on a different channel (possibly owned by same parent company). So I’m paying for bundling of channels that have lots of commercial breaks but that wasn’t enough. They decided to take up more screen real estate for a permanent ad as well. I decided then they can all **** off. Honestly don’t miss any of it.
 
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