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How to use Multi View on Samsung Smart TV

Today’s world is already hard to imagine without smart devices. All people are already used to using smartphones, smart tablets, smart TVs, and other devices.

On average, people spend more than half of their day with a smartphone in their hands. Even while watching TV, many people sometimes look at their smartphones or even pause playback to reply to a friend in messenger or to comment on some funny post on Facebook or Instagram.

Samsung is constantly trying to improve its devices and has therefore introduced several features in its new Smart TVs that expand the functionality of the devices. A big step was the Multi View function, which allows you to use your mobile device and TV on the same screen at the same time.

Well, if you want to use Multi View on your Samsung Smart TV, here’s how you can do that.

What is a Multi View on Samsung Smart TV?

Multi View is a feature that allows you to stream two video content simultaneously on a split screen. Similar split screen technology is also used on Apple’s iPad tablets. On a split screen, you can watch your favorite content from multiple sources, including your TV tuner, set-top box, streaming, or Blue-ray.

The TV will play both videos simultaneously, and you can, for example, place the mobile picture on one side, overlay it in picture-in-picture mode, or directly share the screen to provide the same space for both picture sources.

Depending on the model, the Samsung Smart TV screen can be divided into two or four areas. Each area can display different content. This can be TV broadcasts, content from an app, or just a picture from your smartphone.

This feature can be very useful if you want to watch several sporting events at the same time or if a friend calls you and you don’t want to be distracted from watching. For full immersion, you can put on the jerseys of your favorite club and cheer for your team together, as if you were with your friends at a real stadium during a real match.

Well, as you may have already guessed, there are many situations where you can use this feature. It all depends on your imagination. However, what’s the best way to activate Multi View on your Samsung Smart TV? Read below.

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How to turn on Multi View on Samsung Smart TV

In Samsung TVs, it’s very simple to turn on the Multi View feature, and for this, you need to:

  • Press the Home button on your Samsung Smart TV remote control, and select the “Multi View” function which looks like three rectangles with a plus symbol in the middle.
    • You can also use a one-touch Multi View button right on the remote control if there’s one.
  • In the menu, you need to select the first source (TV or your smartphone).

You will then see a split screen. While one screen will display the previously selected content, you can configure the second screen as follows:

  • A menu will appear to select the next source.
    • It could be streaming, a game console, a smartphone, or anything you can connect to your Samsung Smart TV.
  • If one of your sources is already connected to your TV, you can access it by selecting the “select app/source” option.
    • If it’s YouTube, for example, you can go in and select a specific video.
  • If you want to stream content from your smartphone, you need to turn on the “Screen mirroring” function on your mobile device.
  • Once you connect, your smartphone’s screen will automatically appear on one of your Samsung Smart TV’s screens.
  • After selecting sources, you can adjust the size of the windows and move them around. Make one larger or smaller.

That way you can easily connect almost any device to your Samsung Smart TV and stream content from two devices on the big screen at once.

How does the sound work in Multi View feature on Samsung Smart TVs

If there’s no problem with the double image on your Samsung Smart TV, as there are many possibilities for the placement of the picture, with sound things are a little more complicated.

If you just use Facebook or read the news while watching TV, there will be no problem with the sound, because there will be only one source of the sound – your TV. However, in case both video signals contain sound for playback, watching such content will be uncomfortable for you. Therefore, Multi View offers you several options for audio playback:

  • You can play sound from two devices at once and control the volume of each device separately.
  • For example, to quiet down what’s less important to you (that’s the same as managing your sound on Mac or PC).
  • Alternatively, you can completely mute one resource.

So you can decide for yourself which sound option suits you best.

How to connect a smartphone or tablet to Samsung Smart TV

To use the Multi View feature through your smartphone or tablet, you need to connect them to your Samsung Smart TV. You can use a variety of connections, both cable, and wireless.

For a wired connection, you can use HDMI or USB-C connections, and for a wireless format, you can use the AirPlay option on iOS devices or the Smart View/Screen mirror option on Android devices. You can also mirror your PC or laptop screen using the “Project to a screen” feature.

For the fastest possible connection, Samsung’s new TVs have added the “Tap View” feature, which allows you to connect your device by simply touching it to the TV. If you want to set up the “Tap View” feature, you need the SmartThings app version 1.7.45 or later.

You can follow these steps to set up Tap View on your smartphone and TV:

  • First of all, open the SmartThings app on your mobile device.
  • Then, tap on the “Menu” button and go to the “Settings” section.
  • After that, tap on the “Tap View” option.
  • Finally, tap on the switch to enable “Tap View”.

After turning on Tap View, gently tap the back of your smartphone against the TV to start mirroring. For best results, try touching the top or side of the screen. Also, try not to touch the bottom of the TV or the screen itself with your mobile device to avoid damaging it.

After a successful connection, you will get a notification on your smartphone to confirm if you want to share the screen. If you’ve already used the Tap View feature on your Samsung 2021 TV, you can use it to wake up the TV if it’s on.

If you want to stop mirroring, just tap “Disconnect” on your mobile device screen.

What devices are compatible with Multi View?

Most Samsung TVs from 2020 to the newest models are Multi View compatible. However, depending on the model, the Multi View version and available screen combinations will differ.

Well, here are Samsung TVs that support the Multi View 2.0 feature:

  • 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 TV (Q70A, Q7DA, Q80A, and Q8DA)
  • 2021 The Frame TV (LS03A)

These Samsung TVs support the Multi View 1.0:

  • 2020 4K QLED TV (Q60T, Q60TB, and Q6DT)
  • 2020 Crystal UHD (TU8000, TU800D, TU8200, TU8300, TU850D, and TU9000)
  • 2021 4K QLED TV (Q60A/Q6DA 32″ model excluded)

Most likely the list will only grow as new Samsung Smart TV models appear.

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How else can you use Multi View

If you like cooperative video games, you will definitely get a new experience with Samsung Multi View. 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 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.

And with a compatible webcam connected to your Samsung TV, you can make video calls directly from your TV with the Google Duo app. The app on the TV synchronizes all contacts, so you can make a call with a couple of clicks of the remote control.

If you don’t have a camera, that’s okay. The Tap View function allows you to display the current call on the TV by simply touching the smartphone to the back of the TV as you’ve already read above.

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