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Picture in Picture on LG Smart TV

How to Use PIP (Picture in Picture) on LG Smart TV

Do you want to watch multiple videos on your LG TV? You can use the PIP (Picture-in-Picture) feature or Multi-view option to view two content or channels simultaneously. You can easily enable the PIP mode by navigating to the Multi-View section on your LG TV.

Using PIP on LG TV, you can watch a movie and live sporting event simultaneously, one on the full screen and the other on the mini-screen.

Multi-view is a feature that splits the screen on LG TV equally. It is another useful screen layout with which you can watch live TV and external input simultaneously on the same screen size.

In this article, you will learn about the steps to enable and customize the PIP mode on LG TV.

How to Get Picture in Picture on LG Smart TV

The steps to turn on and off the PIP differ based on the LG Smart TV model you own.

  • For Old LG Models
  • For New LG Models

How to Enable PIP Mode on Older LG Smart TV

1. Press the Settings button on the LG TV remote.

2. Highlight the Option from the list of tiles and press the OK button.

Select Option menu

3. Scroll down the list and click on PIP.

Select PIP mode

4. Choose the PIP option and select On to enable the Picture-in-Picture mode on LG TV. Similarly, to disable this feature hit the option Off.

You can also change the position and size of the PIP screen on the older LG TVs. To do it, navigate to the PIP Mode Settings screen.

1. Select Position and choose any one out of the four options.

Select Position

2. Click on Size and select the size for the Picture-in-Picture window. You will see five options under the Size menu – Very Small, Small, Normal, Big, and Very Big.

3. Choose Sound and select Main or Sub in which you want to listen to the audio.

How to Use PIP Mode on Newer LG Smart TV

1. Press the Quick Settings button on the LG Magic Remote.

2. Select the Multi-View option and then choose PIP from the layout options.

Multi View option on LG Smart TV

3. Choose the primary and secondary input.

4. Now, you can access the Picture in Picture mode on your TV.

PIP Mode on LG TV

Above the PIP screen, you will find 7 icons, each representing a unique function. The purpose of the 7 icons are tabulated below.

Move iconIt lets you move the PIP screen
Size iconCustomize the size of the PIP and main screen
Main Screen iconTo control the main screen
Subscreen iconTo control the subscreen
Audio iconTo change the audio output
Side-by-Side iconIt enables the Split Screen
Close iconCloses the PIP screen

Note: If you want to watch movies or TV shows in low brightness, you can enable the eye comfort mode on LG Smart TV.

How to Enable Split Screen on LG Smart TV

Multi-view is a feature available only on the latest LG TV models.

1. Go to Settings on your TV and click on General.

2. Scroll down and click on SIMPLINK (HDMI-CEC).

3. Turn off the Auto Power Sync option using a toggle switch.

4. Go to Picture, select Additional Settings, and click on HDMI Ultra HD Deep Colour.

Enable HDMI Ultra HD Deep Colour

5. Turn off HDMI 1 using a toggle switch.

6. Press the Input button and switch to another HDMI.

7. Go to Settings โ†’ Picture โ†’ Additional Settings โ†’ HDMI Ultra HD Deep Colour.

8. Turn off HDMI 2 using a toggle switch.

9. Go back to the home screen and press the Settings button on the remote. Select the Multi-view option.

10. You will see both HDMI connections running on a split screen on LG TV.

Split screen on LG TV

What If LG TV doesn’t have the PIP feature

If your LG TV doesn’t have the PIP feature or multi-view option, you can’t access multiple screens on your TV. In such cases, you can use the HDMI splitter as an alternative to watch multiple displays with a single device.

Otherwise, you can access multiple sources by connecting the output to an external video switcher or an AV receiver to your LG TV.

Notably, some smart TV boxes and streaming devices support multiple displays. So, you can connect any of the devices to an LG TV for multi-view functionality.

How to Adjust Picture Mode on LG Smart TV

If you want to change the picture format on LG TV while using PIP mode, you can follow these steps to do it.

1. Press the Settings button on the LG TV remote.

2. Select All Settings from the menu.

3. Following that, click on Picture Mode.

Change Picture Mode

4. Highlight a mode from the options such as Vivid, Standard, Eco, Cinema, Sports, HDR effect, or Filmmaker mode on LG TV. Press OK to apply.

Note: If required, you can adjust the brightness on LG TV by heading to picture mode settings.


Can I switch audio between the main and secondary screen in PIP mode?

Yes, LG TV allows you to switch the audio between the main & secondary screens.

Are there any limitations on using PIP mode?

Yes, there are common limitations that include resizing the window, using the specific input source, and restriction of PIP for specific applications.

Is there a PIP button available on the LG TV remote?

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated PIP button on the LG TV remote. You can enable the PIP mode only by navigating to TV Settings.

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