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15th Nov 2016
YouTube has officially launched a standalone virtual reality app, which will turn every video on the platform into an immersive one. While 360-degree videos will yield a VR viewing experience, Google announced, traditional videos will be shown on a virtual movie screen in a kind of theater mode.
The YouTube VR app will be available on Daydream, Google’s new virtual reality platform that’s cooked into the latest version of Android. And VR videos can be viewed using Daydream-compatible smartphones — including Google’s newly-launched Pixel — which slot into the Daydream View headset. The Daydream View, priced at $79, is a follow-up to Google’s first-ever VR headset, Cardboard.
The YouTube VR app “includes some familiar features like voice search and a signed in experience,” explain product manager Erin Teague and director of creators Jamie Byrne, “so you can follow the channels you subscribe to, check out your playlists, and more.”
Read the full article at tubefilter
social media, YouTube, VR, virtual reality