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How to Use Split Screen on LG Smart TV

Multi-View lets you split the screen and watch two video sources on LG Smart TV simultaneously. If you are a fitness enthusiast, watch exercise videos on the main screen and see your workouts on the other screen using the camera app.

This article will teach you to set up and use a split screen on an LG Smart TV.

How to Turn On Multi View on LG TV

Multi-View is not supported on all LG TV models. You can verify the user manual that comes with the TV to know the compatibility. If you have webOS 22 and up, you can follow these steps to turn on Multi-View on the LG TV.

1. Hit the Settings icon from the LG TV home screen.

2. Alternatively, press the Settings button on the LG TV remote.

3. Choose Multi View from the sidebar menu.

Choose Multi View from the options

4. After that, select the screen layout that you prefer. You will be offered two types of screen layouts: one is Side by Side, and the other one is PIP (Picture-in-Picture).

Select Side by Side from the Layout

5. Select Side by Side, click Screen Share, and choose any Multi-View supported app.

Now, you can see the split screen, one on the left and the other on the right.

How to Customize Split Screen on LG Smart TV

There are two layouts available on your LG TV’s Multi-View feature.

Side by Side

You can view two applications simultaneously on the Side by Side layout. You can see four options on the top of every screen, each describing different actions.

Side-by-Side layout on LG TV
  1. Full-Screen: Clicking this icon will make the selected screen exit the split view and appear in full screen.
  2. Sound: Hear only the sound of the selected screen.
  3. Split Screen: Click this icon to change the Side by Side layout into PIP Mode.
  4. Close: Clicking this icon will close the split screen.

PIP [Picture-in-Picture]

You can run another app on the top of the screen and view the selected screen as a pop-up. Seven options will be displayed at the top of the picture-in-picture screen of the LG TV.

Picture-in-Picture layout on LG TV
  1. Move: Use this icon to move the position of the PIP screen.
  2. Resize: You can change the size of the mini screen.
  3. Hide: This icon hides the PIP screen, and you can access the main screen.
  4. Full Screen: This icon will make the mini screen into the big screen.
  5. Sound: You can hear only the sound of the PIP screen.
  6. Side by Side: Change the layout to Side by Side.
  7. Close: Exit PIP screen.

Limitations of Split Screen on LG TV

Though Split Screen is an exciting feature, it has its limitations.

  • Multi-View may not be available for viewing Ultra HD content.
  • You cannot record the videos if you turn on the Multi View feature.
  • Split screen and Live Playback are not available on all TV models.
  • You will get sound from only one screen in this mode.

How to Fix Split Screen Not Working on LG Smart TV

If you have issues with your LG Smart TV’s Multi View feature, follow the fixes below.

Compatible Models

The Multi View feature is available only on the selected models. Check the user guide and whether the Multi View feature is listed. You can’t access the feature on your LG TV if it is not listed.

Unsupported Combination

In the Split View, you can’t use independent combinations. There are some predefined combinations that you can use. Apart from that, you can’t use Split View with all the apps. Check the table below to get the available Split Screen Combinations.

Main ScreenSub Screen
Existing broadcastScreen share media files
Camera
YouTube
Spotify
HDMIChromecast (or) AirPlay
Camera
YouTube
Spotify
Gallery ModeSpotify
YouTubeCamera
Screen Share – OLED C Series & above, QNED95 and up

Remember that only the Right Side screen can be tuned to PIP mode. The Left side screen can’t get the PIP mode.

Blank Screen Issue

If you get a black screen on the LG TV, check the wired connection on your LG TV. Restart the LG TV to fix the issue. Always stick to the available combination. Otherwise, you will get a blank screen if you access the Camera on the Right, whereas Gallery Mode is on the Left.

Resolution Issue

If the resolution on the Split Screen is not fit to TV, you need to manually change the resolution on the LG TV. Go to the Settings menu and choose Resize option. Choose the size that fits the screen.

FAQ

Is there any app for LG TV with a Multi-View feature?

Yes. You can install YouTube on LG TV and access the Camera on the other screen.

How do you turn off the Split Screen on LG TV?

Click the X icon on the screen to close the Split Screen on the LG TV.

Why is Multi-View not working on my LG TV?

It happens because of an unstable internet connection. Connect your LG TV to WiFi, which should have a strong WiFi signal.

Amelia Griffiths

Greetings! I am Amelia Griffiths, a tech head and a content writer who loves to write about household gadgets. I remember my brother’s awe-struck face when we switched from our old LG TV to a new smart LG TV back when the first model was released. We now use one of the latest versions, and I am quite well-versed in the technical aspects of it. This blog (LG TV Guru) is my space to share and talk about different settings and unique features of LG TV. The how-to guides, with their easy-to-follow steps, will guide you through the process. I have also included the troubleshooting methods I have done and the techniques I know will help you get the complete television experience.

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