YouTube has launched a new app which allows users to watch the company’s online video catalogue in virtual reality – as long as they have the right phone and headset.
Google launched the Pixel phone last month – the first ‘Daydream-ready’ device – with the Daydream View following shortly after.
Daydream is the firm’s virtual reality platform that provides a range of VR experiences from videos to games and virtual tours of iconic locations.
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Unfortunately, for now, those with any handset other than a Pixel or Pixel XL will be unable to take advantage of the newly released YouTube VR app.
The app will allow users to watch standard YouTube videos on a virtual screen, as well as 360-degree content.
Google-owned YouTube said in a blog post: “This new standalone app was built from the ground up and optimized for VR.
“…Every single video on the platform becomes an immersive VR experience, from 360-degree videos that let you step inside the content to standard videos shown on a virtual movie screen in the new theater mode.
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“The app even includes some familiar features like voice search and a signed in experience so you can follow the channels you subscribe to, check out your playlists and more.”
However, the wording of the post seems to indicate there will be a larger rollout in the near future, with YouTube saying the app will be ‘available first on Daydream’. Stay tuned for more soon.
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