ESPN app for Apple TV update adds the ability to watch four live feeds simultaneously
ESPN has rolled out a new update for its live streaming Apple TV app, allowing cable subscribers to catch four live feeds from the network at the same time, aimed at college football season.
First reported by Recode on Wednesday, the forthcoming version of the app for the fourth generation Apple TV allows users to long-press on the Siri Remote to invoke a split-screen viewing option. This can be repeated with multiple streams, for up to four streams.
ESPN says that it expects the feature to be most-used in the fall, when the network will air up to 55 college football games on any given Saturday.
The last major update to the app prior to Wednesday'swas in April. That update saw a revision to the user interface, an increased amount of content in the on demand section, and other improvements.
Users still need to be authenticated to watch ESPN's video content, verifying in the app that they are subscribed to a relevant package with a participating TV provider. In January, the Disney-owned sports network enabled Apple's single sign-on feature, simplifying the authentication process for many U.S. cable TV subscribers.