PlayStation has just released a new multi-viewing feature that allows PlayStation Vue users to see three live channels available on Vue based on user preferences on the same screen at a time.
The screen will be divided into three sections with one primary TV channel and two sub channels. The primary TV channel will support audio while the two sub channels will be displayed in mute mode. The three channels can be different such a mix of news programs and sports matches. The choice of primary and sub channels also depends on the viewer’s tastes. Activating the multi-view option is very easy and requires the interested user to follow just four simple steps.
On the home screen, go straight to the Guide or Live TV row and press X while continuing to hold this button. The multi-view selection screen opens along with an option of whether you want to view two or three screens at the same time. Choose the number of screens that you want to view and select the live programming screens accordingly. Now, press and hold X once again on any of the live programs. Your screen will get divided into the chosen number of sections creating a multi-screen effect and start playing the selected channels.
Once you have made your decision, you can always go back and revert the selection at any point of time. To swap between the programs in the multi-view screen, you must make use of the Square option on the DualShock 4 controller. To change one of the small screens into the big main screen and vice versa, just select the desired small screen and press Square once. The changes will get reflected immediately.
While talking about how useful this feature will be, Dan Myers, who is the Head of Product also made special mention of a new upcoming feature for sports buffs. This feature will allow sports lovers to keep themselves updated with real-time sports scores and also deactivate spoiler alerts if you are eagerly waiting to watch the game when it is being played.
Interestingly, PlayStation Vue services are available in all the 50 states of the United States. Additionally, this service can be availed on a wide range of devices like PS3 and PS4, as well as Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Roku streaming devices.