In anticipation of March Madness and multiple live college basketball games airing simultaneously across different channels, PlayStation Vue is rolling out a solution for Apple TV users.
The virtual MVPD will now allow Apple TV users to watch up to four live channels at the same time. The feature for Apple TV is coming along as PlayStation is anticipating another spike in livestreaming during the annual basketball tournament. In 2018, the NCAA reported a 28% increase in livestreams during the Final Four.
PlayStation Vue’s multiview feature has already been available for a while now—albeit with just three live channels at once—on the PlayStation 4, and now the company is updating that feature.
PlayStation Vue is adding real-time program changing for multiview on PS4, which means users will no longer have to start from the beginning each time they want to add in a different program. The company is also adding new filters and giving Sports and News their own dedicated tabs.
PlayStation Vue is also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android mobile devices, PC/Mac browsers and Chromecast.
PlayStation Vue rolling out its multiview feature to Apple TV comes along shortly after the company became the first vMVPD to integrate with the Apple TV app on tvOS and iOS devices. It has since been joined there by competitor fuboTV, but placement there gives PlayStation Vue a slight leg up over competitors like YouTube TV and Sling TV because it gives TV app users easier access to PlayStation Vue’s live and on-demand content.
While Sling TV and DirecTV Now has revealed their subscriber totals—by virtue of their publicly traded owners, Dish Network and AT&T, respectively—PlayStation Vue has yet to divulge its subscriber numbers.
Last year in October, reports put PlayStation Vue’s subscriber total at approximately 500,000.