Sometimes, people can get stumped with choices.
“Am I going to watch the World Cup or the NBA finals?”
Frustrating, I know.
But what if we told you that you don’t have to make that choice?
Instead, we’re going to tell you…
How easily you can do both!
Keep reading to discover:
- 3 easy steps to use the Multi-View on your LG TV.
- How you can switch inputs to view on your Multi-view.
- Which features do you have to disable to use split screen.
- And so much more…
3 steps to use split screen on LG TV
#1: Connect your devices
To start, you need to connect your inputs first.
Now, LG allows split screen with almost every device, ranging from:
- DVD players.
- Game consoles.
- Other TV channels.
- Connected laptops.
- Streaming devices or apps.
Just make sure they’re connected using HDMI or by casting.
Once you’re done, you can proceed to…
#2: Activate Multi-view
Now, for the part that you’re here for.
How to activate LG’s Multi-view.
“Uhm, the Multi-what?”
Let me explain:
The Multi-view function on your LG TV is what allows you to watch two things side-by-side.
So, if you really want to watch Netflix and Disney Plus at the same time, you can.
Pretty neat, huh?
With Multi-view, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind:
- Not compatible with Simplink devices.
- It’s not available for all Ultra HD programs.
- You can’t use it with the recording feature on.
- You can’t use it with Live Playback or the rewind feature on new LG models.
But enough chit-chat, here’s how you can use it:
Note: When using multi-view, you’re only splitting the screen’s video. The audio that plays on your TV depends on which one you choose, but it can’t ever be both.
With your remote
Do you know what makes Multi-view even better?
The fact that you can open it easily.
Here’s how you can do it:
- Grab your remote.
- Press the Home button to bring out your launcher.
- Scroll left until you can find the Multi-view logo.
- Confirm your selection.
Instantly, you’ll see 2 inputs on your screen at the same time.
With your voice
By any chance, if you can’t find Multi-view on your launcher, don’t panic.
It’s not your TV, that’s intentionally done by LG themselves.
You’ll have to launch Multi-view with your voice.
- Grab your remote.
- Hold the microphone button.
- Say “Launch Multi-view”.
And that should do the trick.
Fun fact: You can also call LG’s voice-controlled AI without holding your remote. But you first need to activate Hands-free Voice Control.
The way you do this is:
- Go to your settings.
- Select General.
- Press AI Service.
- Head to Voice Recognition Help & Settings.
- Toggle Hands-free Voice Control on.
Now your TV will listen to your every command when you say “Hi, LG.”
Further reading: How To Connect LG TV To WiFi Without Remote
#3: Choose which devices to view
Lastly, all you have to do now is select which inputs you want on your screen.
And for this, all you need to do is point your remote at your TV.
At the down arrow logo at the top of your screen.
This should bring out all your choices for input.
At this part, you might notice something weird…
Yes, some of the inputs are greyed out.
If this happens to you, take it easy. We got you.
How to use greyed out inputs
To answer the question of how to ungrey these inputs, you first must ask why.
Why are these specific sources greyed out?
And the reason for that is your input is either:
- In Ultra HD Deep Colour mode.
- Using Simplink.
Fortunately, it only takes seconds to fix these issues.
Disabling UHD Deep Colour mode
This feature allows your screen to be crisper and display more colors.
However, it’s not compatible with Multi-view yet.
To disable Ultra HD Deep Colour mode:
- Press the Settings button on your remote.
- Go to Picture.
- Select HDMI Ultra HD Deep Colour.
- Hover over every input which has this feature.
- Toggle it off.
Did this fix the problem? If not, you should try…
Turning off Simplink
Simplink is LG’s version of HDMI-CEC.
Essentially, CEC is a feature by some TV brands that allows you to control everything with one remote.
It’s useful, I know. But…
Like UHD Deep Colour, Simplink doesn’t work well with split screens yet.
You can turn it off with these steps:
- Press the Home button on your remote.
- Go to the Device Connector menu.
- Select the input that’s greyed out.
- Proceed to Reset the Selected Device.
- Toggle Simplink off.
How to turn off split screen on LG TV?
To turn off your split screen on LG TV, highlight the input you want to go to. Then just simply press the OK button on your remote.
If the input you want to select isn’t on your Multi-view, just press one of them.
It doesn’t matter which one, because now you can just change your input normally.
And this is how:
- Open your home screen.
- Press the Input button on your remote.
- Select the source you want to go to.
- Confirm your selection.