If you have recently acquired a Samsung smart TV, there’s a big chance that it has a feature hated by many and loved by others turned on by default: this feature would be Samsung Multi View.
In this article, we will discuss:
How to disable Multi View
If you are one of those users constantly annoyed by the “Autorun Multi View Casting” and “Autorun Multi View Mirroring” features, luckily, although tricky to find, it’s easy to turn them off.
To turn off Multi View on your Samsung TV:
Press the Home button on the remote
Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote. The remote above is of a newer TV model, but the Home icon on your remote should be the same as the one above.
Select Settings or All Settings
After pressing the Home button, select Settings on a 2021 or older Samsung TV or All Settings on a 2022 or newer Samsung TV.
Select General / General & Privacy
If your TV is from 2021 or older, select General> Smart Features.
If your TV is 2022 or newer, select General & Privacy> Start Screen Option.
Unselect Autorun Multi View Casting / Autorun Multi View Mirroring
Under the Smart Features (2021) or Start Screen Option (2022 or newer) settings, uncheck the “Autorun Multi View Mirroring” and the “Autorun Multi View Casting” bubbles, the last options on the screen.
Note: If your Samsung TV is 2021 or older, you will not have the Autorun Multi View Mirroring disabling option. In that case, you will be forced to open Multi View every time you mirror your phone to your TV.
However, you can put your mirrored device on full screen by selecting the mirrored screen and selecting “Exit to full screen.”
What does Multi View do on a Samsung TV?
Multi View is a feature integrated into the Tizen OS that allows Samsung TV owners to watch up to five pieces of content at the same time, depending on the TV size and model. For example, you can play your PlayStation or Xbox console on the left side while streaming a YouTube video or mirroring your phone on the right side.
Currently, the Tizen TV OS apps that are compatible with the Multi View feature are very limited. You can only use the YouTube, YouTube TV, and Samsung TV Plus apps when using the Multi View feature.
Why users don’t like Multi View
Although many people really enjoy this feature, many others are annoyed by it. One of the most popular reasons users don’t like the Multi View feature is because the “Autorun Multi View Casting” and “Autorun Multi View Mirroring” features are on by default.
The two options/features force you to select your cast or mirrored screen again on the TV every time you cast a video or mirror your phone screen to the TV.
This becomes a headache or annoying if you constantly cast videos or mirror your phone onto your TV screen.
Another annoying aspect of Autorun Multi View is that it prevents you from automatically watching your source/content on full screen.
Only one HDMI source at the same time
Another reason why many Samsung TV users aren’t satisfied with Multi View is its limitations.
One of the biggest limitations is that you cannot use Multi View to use two HDMI inputs simultaneously.
An example of this would be that if you would like to play your PlayStation 5 on the left side of the screen while your wife plays the Xbox One on the right side of the screen, this would not be possible because it’d use two HDMI inputs at the same time.