YouTube’s Multiview feature has gained attention lately.
It’s a cool feature that lets you watch up to four channels at once on a single screen.
For this lack of customization for Multiview remains a sore point with fans.
But why can’t YouTube just make it possible for users to choose their games?
Here’s YouTube’s side of the story, and it kinda makes sense:
They say that it’s because most devices don’t have the hardware to support Multiview. They have to process video feeds on their servers to make Multiview possible. This means that every unique combination watched in Multiview uses limited data centers and computational resources.
Here’s what YouTube said:
“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 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.”
In simpler terms, it means that customizing Multiview isn’t on the horizon because most devices out there can’t handle it.
However, YouTube TV is gradually improving the feature and exploring how to expand it going forward. They are working to provide the best experience for viewers, even if it means putting the remote control in their hands for now.