YouTube TV, Google’s interpretation of digital TV, could soon allow watchers to watch up to four live streams all the while in a new feature called “Mosaic Mode” reports Protocol. That is as per a non-public presentation Google provided for its smart TV hardware partners, where the search giant likewise examined improvements coming for YouTube Shorts on the big screen, as well as new YouTube Music functionality.
Mosaic Mode infers a comparative feature that was accessible with Sony’s presently old PlayStation Vue service. In spite of the fact that it was declared in a presentation for Google TV and Android TV hardware manufacturers, Protocol noticed that the feature is probably going to ultimately show up on non-Android smart TVs from Samsung and LG given that Google likes to keep its services reliable across various hardware.
Other new highlights point by point in the show incorporate enhancements for YouTube Shorts, the organization’s TikTok-style short-form video service, when seen on huge screens. The report recommends that the YouTube Shorts interface on smart TVs could ultimately jettison the parchment bar used to scour through traditional YouTube videos, and furthermore offer quick access to thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. Despite the fact that YouTube Shorts are right now watchable in YouTube’s application on a few smart TVs (like Lg’s) they play using a standard YouTube interface that is not appropriate for their short-form style.
Google’s development of the feature comes as TikTok has progressively been making advances into the smart TV space. In spite of the fact that it’s generally viewed as a mobile service, TikTok is presently accessible across a range of smart TV platforms from Samsung, LG, Google, and Amazon. However, Protocol noticed that Google enjoys the benefit that YouTube is pre-installed on numerous TVs, while clients need to manually search out TikTok’s applications.
At last, YouTube Music additionally has several new features on the way for smart TVs, similar to the ability for subscribers to browse and add playlists and albums to their libraries.