I imagine if the Roku TV ever gets PIP, it would not involve decoding multiple streams at the same time (which the hardware may not be able to handle)?
But perhaps they could do PIP between two HDMI inputs, or between an HDMI input and any Roku streaming app (as a group), or between an HDMI input and the Antenna. Anyone thinks this is achievable with current models? A goal for Roku OS 9?
This would be exactly what I was hoping the TV could do. I'm a software developer. I use two of these awesome TCL Roku TVs as dual-display. One of them has inputs connected to my PS4 and cable TV. I'd love it if this TV could PIP one of the other two inputs in the corner of the screen while I'm developing on the other screen.
I hope the devs read these boards. That would be an awesome feature!
I'd love to have PiP via my Roku box so I can keep an eye out for guests arriving at the front gate camera while finishing out a movie or TV show. 2 IP streams.
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This isn't a gimmick. It is super helpful for a lot of applications and I was looking everywhere for this feature on a 4k TV. Couldn't find one in my price range and no idea why! Definitely need this feature.
It's not a gimmick because it's actually useful for people like me who play video games and watch YouTube at the same time, I like to watch YouTube while I play my video games and I refuse to compromise so do even try to bring up other options 😛
I like to watch Youtube feeds for SpaceX rocket launches. Being able to watch both the SpaceX official channel and a commentary channel like EveryDay Astronaut - and being able to flip between them - would be great. This would be a HUGE feature addition for Roku. Roku Ultra Ultra? Roku Ultra x2? Oh, please make it happen...
Conceptually, this wouldn't rely on any sort of capability within the TV/monitor you're using. This would need the Roku box itself to be able to stream two distinct feeds and then manage compositing them into the HDMI output to the screen. Add a dedicated PIP button into the remote and Roku would have an absolutely killer product that (as far as I know) nobody else has.
Honestly I really enjoyed ot as a kid and would be interested in it coming back. To this day I remember playing on my ps1 while watching cartoon network. It'd be interesting to be able to play games while watching YouTube videos (without having to buy a second TV just to pull that off cause that's a bit much imho).