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YouTube TV building multi-view window option

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Streaming cable replacement YouTube TV may soon allow subscribers to view four television channels on one screen.

The multi-view feature is reportedly being built for an updated version of YouTube TV that is slated to roll out to subscribers in the future, according to a report published this week by the technology website Protocol.

The feature, which YouTube TV is calling “Mosaic Mode,” will allow customers to watch four live channels in a single window. The perk is popular with sports fans who want to monitor several live events at the same time.

It wasn’t clear if Mosaic Mode will work with every channel YouTube TV offers, or just select programming like sports and news. Competing streaming services like Fubo TV have offered a similar feature for a while, with the perk almost always reserved for sports.

YouTube TV, operated by Google, charges $65 a month to access around 80 channels of live programming from several partners, including Comcast (NBC, MSNBC, Bravo, USA, CNBC), Fox Corporation (Fox, FS1, Fox News, Fox Business), the Walt Disney Company (ABC, ESPN, FX, Freeform, ABC News Live), Paramount Global (CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network), Warner Bros Discovery (CNN, TBS, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network) AMC (AMC, IFC, BBC America, BBC World News) and others.

The service offers an abundance of sports programming from several regional sports networks as well as the NFL Network, MLB TV, NBA TV, ESPN and Fox Sports.

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