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iPhone owners can finally get more use out of Google Cardboard

Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS to enable Google Cardboard owners to view 360 degree content.

The functionality, which has been available for Android users since November 2015, finally comes to the iPhone version.

Cardboard owners will be able to tap the icon within the options on compatible videos in order to launch the video in VR.

Then it’s just a case of sliding the iPhone into a cardboard reader and off you go.

See also: Google I/O 2016: What to expect

Of course, the vast majority of content isn’t optimised for 360-degree viewing, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had.

Those clips can be viewed in a theatre mode that gives the impression you’ve got an entire, albeit rather shaky, IMAX screen all to yourself.

iOS users have generally been on the fringes of the VR revolution so far with Google favouring the Android platform.

Owners of newer Samsung phones have also been treated to an affordable solution with the Gear VR range.

With Google planning to launch a standalone Android VR platform and headset at Google I/O this week, it seems the firm is looking to pull further ahead.

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