Have you ever found yourself flipping between channels to see how another game is affecting your team’s playoff chances? Or wished you could watch two games that are on at the same time? Then this is good news: you can now watch multiple games at one time with the DISH Hopper 3™. The MultiView mode lets DISH subscribers with a 4K TV to watch up to four games at once — but first, there are a few things you need to know.
How to Find Game Schedules
First, you need to find out when and where the events you want to watch are scheduled. There are a few ways you can do this:
- First, you can use the Guide button on your DISH remote control to display current and future satellite program listings.
- Second, you can check DISH’s Online Program Guide.
- Third, you can check online schedules on the website of the sports organization hosting your events of interest, such as NFL.com, MLB.com, NCAA.com, NASCAR.com, NBA.com, NHL.com or Olympic.org.
For instance, during the NFL season, you can go to the NFL’s site and see the current week’s schedule of games across the top of the screen or a full seasonal schedule on the Schedules tab. During some weeks there may be overlap between multiple sports, as at the end of baseball season and the beginning of football season. During the Olympics there are also multiple events running at the same time.
How to Use the Hopper 3 MultiView Mode Feature
To use the Hopper 3 MultiView Mode feature, first enable Picture-in-Picture mode and then update the channel in each quadrant to the ones you’d like to watch. For instance, you might pick four games in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from different channels. DISH will then divide your 4K TV screen into quadrants, with each quadrant displaying one of the four channels you selected in 1080 HD resolution. The channel you highlight will include the audio portion of your broadcast, while the other three channels will be muted.
You can use MultiView Mode for more than just sports broadcasts. You can select any broadcast on any channel to display. For instance, you can watch a movie on your highlighted screen while keeping some sports games in the background. Or you might not watch sports at all, but have movies, news, weather and stock market updates on instead.
There’s no limit to what you can watch on your four quadrants. The only requirement is that you have a 4K TV and a Hopper 3.