However, not all Samsung TVs have this function. It is relatively new and therefore found in new TV models. If you are wondering exactly which models have this feature, the short answer is in TVs that are released after 2020. To see the full lineup of devices that support this feature you can find the list a little further down.
What is Multi View
Have you ever wanted to play your favorite game and watch a video guide at the same time, or just want to watch several shows at once? If that’s the case, the Multi View feature can help you.
MultView on Samsung TV works like a split screen in old-school games. This means that your screen is split in half and each side broadcasts a different signal. For example, on the left side of the screen you can play the signal of your console, and on the right side of the screen you can run a mirror image of your smartphone screen.
In fact, the possibilities of Multi View are limited only by your imagination. As you can run any combination of signals and applications. This is quite handy if you want to work on your multitasking. You should also take into account that Multi View is available on other devices besides Samsung TV.
Which Samsung TVs are MultView compatible
As I wrote above, most Samsung TVs released after 2020 have Multi View. In addition, Samsung recently updated Multi View to version 2.0. Accordingly, not all Samsung TVs that have Multi View version 1 are equipped with the Multi View 2.0, you should keep this in mind.
List of Samsung TVs that support Multi View Version 1:
- 2020 4K QLED TV (Q60T, Q60TB, and Q6DT)
- 2021 4K QLED TV (Q60A/Q6DA 32″ model excluded)
List of Samsung TVs that support Multi View 2.0:
- 2020 8K QLED TVs (Q800T, Q850T, Q900TS, and Q950TS)
- 2020 4K QLED TVs (Q70T, Q7DT, Q80T, Q8DT, and Q90T)
- 2020 The Frame, Serif, and Terrace (LS03T, LST7T, and LS01T)
- 2021 8K and 4K QLED TVs (QN800A, QN850A, QN900A, QN85A, QN85DA, QN90A, and QN9DA)
- 2021 4K QLED TVs (Q70A, Q7DA, Q80A, and Q8DA)
- 2021 The Frame TV (LS03A)
As you can see most devices support the second version of Multi View. Also almost all Samsung TVs that have Smart TV functions are compatible with Multi View.
What are differences between Multi View and Multi View 2.0
The main difference between Multi View 1 and Multi View 2.0 is the possible combinations of different applications and sources that you can combine on your Samsung TV. Also, the difference in Multi View may depend on the size of your Samsung TV.
With Multi View Version 1 you can combine the following things:
- On the left side of your 4K resolution TV screen, you can include:
- Content from connected HDMI devices.
- Samsung TV Plus.
- TV apps.
- Signal from antenna or cable.
- Content from a USB device.
- On the right side of the screen, you can run:
- Mirroring your mobile device.
- USB camera.
In the case of Multi View 2.0, there are slight differences. The thing is that if you have a model with an 8K Neo QLED screen, the options for the left side are a bit more advanced. You can run any option on the left or right side of the screen. In this case, you won’t have any limitations.
For all other Samsung TVs with Multi View 2.0, you can connect:
- On the left side of the Multi View 2.0 screen, you can launch:
- You can play content from Samsung TV Plus.
- Other applications on your TV.
- HDMI devices.
- The signal from your Antenna or Cable.
- Content from USB devices.
- You can launch the Multi View 2.0 on the right side of the screen:
- Screen mirror from your connected mobile phone (AirPlay or Miracast).
- Stream from a TV app.
- Use a USB camera.
- Cast from an IoT camera.
You can combine all of these options in any way you like. You are only limited by your wishes and imagination. Note that using different devices that mirror their screen onto your TV can drain the battery faster.
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How to turn on Multi View on Samsung TV
It’s easy to turn on Multi View on your Samsung TV. You need to go to the Home screen with the Home button. Here, simply select Multi View from the list. You will then see several different options for setting the Multi View function. Among them are:
- Select Content: first you will need to choose what content you will show on the right and left side of the screen. To show an external device you need to go to the Source. You also need the Project to a screen function to stream the screen from a laptop or PC. If you want to stream from a phone, you need a compatible device. You need to have:
- Smart View/Screen mirror functions on your Android mobile device
- Airplay buttons on your iOS device
- Screen Size: Here you need to adjust the size and alignment of both screens.
- PIP (Picture in Picture) Position: Choose where the smaller screen will be located. You can choose the upper left and upper right corners or the lower left and lower right corners for the smaller screen.
- Sound Output: select which audio source to use for sound output from the smaller screen or from the main screen.
- Sound Distribution: This option is used to hear audio from both screens simultaneously.
You can combine these options in any way you like. To deactivate Multi View you will need to press the Home button and select any other app or source.