The capabilities of today’s Smart TVs are sometimes surprising. New models use more and more technology that improves picture quality and makes watching TV more comfortable. And LG is no exception in this case. They also try to introduce many interesting, unique, and at the same time useful features for their users. One such feature is Multi View.
On LG TVs, you can use the Multi View function, which allows you to perform multiple tasks on your TV at the same time. You can split the TV screen and watch content from different sources such as conventional satellite TV on one part of the screen and at the same time use apps on smartphones and game consoles and watch live Internet streaming on the other part of the screen. Well, let’s take a closer look at how to use the Multi View feature on LG Smart TV.
What is the Multi View feature?
The life of modern people is already impossible to imagine without a smartphone. E-mail, office apps, messengers, Internet surfing, social networks – this is just a small part of what even inexpensive smartphones allow you to do today. That’s why people often keep their smartphones in their hands even when watching TV while continuing to browse their favorite social networks or chat with friends in messengers.
LG offers several convenient technologies in its smart TVs that allow you to take the simultaneous use of a mobile device and TV to a new level. With Multi View technology, you can enjoy watching your favorite TV show and using your smartphone at the same time by simply dividing the screen into multiple parts. Similarly, Multi View works on Samsung TV.
For example, the left side of the screen will continue to show TV broadcasts, and the right side will duplicate the smartphone display. Depending on the model, the TV screen can be divided into two or four areas. Each area can display its content: TV broadcasts, content from an app (YouTube or any other streaming service), a picture from a smartphone, etc.
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How to split screen on LG Smart TV
The updated LG webOS 3.0 platform, designed to improve the key features of today’s Smart TVs, provides comfort and ease of use that no other existing alternative can match. Multitasking mode allows you to work simultaneously with multiple apps, expanding and collapsing them as needed.
The Multi View feature will be useful for you when you’re trying to focus on one event and watch another at the same time. So, if you want to enable the Multi View feature on your LG Smart TV, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, press the Home button on your LG TV remote control.
- Then, click on the “Multi View” button. You can also access to this feature by pressing the “Multi Screen” button on your remote control.
- After that, open the “Source” menu and scroll down to the “Connection Guide”.
- Now, select the external device.
- Set up the second screen first using the Menu by choosing the second source.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to use the Multi View feature on your LG Smart TV. Now, you can watch Netflix on your LG Smart TV and speak with your friend online at the same time.
How to set up the sound output device while using Multi View on LG Smart TV
The sound will come from the screen you select. Also, you can either mute two screens completely or hear sound from all screens at the same time. In addition, the secondary speakers can also replace your TV’s speakers if you don’t want the sound to be ruined.
- Go to the “Settings” menu on your LG Smart TV.
- Select the “Bluetooth” option and connect your sound device to the TV.
Optionally, you can use the sound distribution feature to hear sounds from both displays at the same time. When the Multi View is running, press the screen button and select speakers settings to select an output on each screen. In this case, the sound will play simultaneously from the TV speakers and any external speakers connected to the TV.
Furthermore, you can also change the input source on your LG Smart TV to jump between your set-top box screen and Xbox, for example.
What is the LG TV Multi View feature used for?
Such functionality opens up new opportunities when watching a particular content. For example, you can connect with friends or family via video call, and display the picture from your smartphone on the TV, continuing to watch the match with your favorite team using the ESPN app on your LG TV. For complete immersion, you can wear the jerseys of your favorite club and cheer for your team together, as if you and your friends were at a real stadium during a real match.
Because of the current world situation, more and more people prefer going to the gym to exercising at home. However, working out at home doesn’t have to mean working out alone. You can put a friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, or colleague on the TV screen via video link and keep in shape together, cheering each other on and sharing tips as you exercise. In this way, a boring workout becomes an exciting fitness challenge.
And for those who prefer cybersports to ordinary sports, Multi View will give a new experience. If usually online games involve the exchange of replicas only with an ordinary headset, with the help of Multi View you can see each other on the TV screen and share the full range of emotions during a joint online game session. Whether it’s a war shooter, a sports match, or a race on a scenic highway the emotions of conquering virtual worlds can be shared with your friends and relatives even if they’re on the other side of the planet.
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What is Screen Share on LG TVs?
LG TVs (the ones with Smart TV and Wi-Fi) have Miracast and Intel WiDi support. And it’s called Screen Share. The TV can act as a wireless display and receive images from other devices that also support Miracast and Intel WiDi. And these are modern smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. As for Android phones, Miracast support is available on almost all devices.
You can only duplicate the screen from an iPhone to an LG TV on models that have AirPlay 2 support. LG has TVs with AirPlay 2 support (usually expensive models). You can’t do this via Miracast as the iPhone doesn’t support this technology. Alternatively, you can buy Apple TV and connect it to the TV. By the way, you can also connect your AirPods to Apple TV to watch movies or sports without disturbing anyone.