YouTube VR Gets New Watch Together Feature for Multi-Viewer Experience

YouTube VR App Launching on Samsung Gear VR Headset This Weekq

Virtual Reality enthusiasts have yet another reason to rejoice, especially since Google announced its move to launch its YouTube virtual reality app for Samsung Gear VR. So far, Gear VR users were relying on a browser to access YouTube videos, which is far from an ideal experience. The app will be available to download from the Oculus Store for free starting this week. YouTube VR had already been available on Google's Daydream View headset as well as HTC Vive and Playstation VR headsets. The application will be updated in Daydream View and Gear VR with a new feature called "Watch Together". In addition to being available on the aforementioned headsets, it's also available now for Samsung's Gear VR. Plus, a new episode of The Female Planet series features Olympic bronze medalist fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Along with support for Samsung Gear VR, Google announced that new, exclusive VR content is available to YouTube VR users. The Man and singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko via the VR180 Rockstar VR series. If games are your thing, SoKrispyMedia puts you in the middle of a video game, where you can compete to escape from a digital world before a problem catches you there forever.

"VR can take you anywhere, and YouTube VR can bring you to more places in the virtual world than anywhere else", YouTube wrote in a blog post.

YouTube VR is pitched as a "3-D international" stuffed with YouTube's present content material and channels, together with get admission to to movies which can be specifically formatted for VR units.

Hype for VR may have started to die down a bit, but software development applied to the various hardware platforms continues apace, and that includes YouTube VR.

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