YouTube VR arrives to Oculus Go - GSMArena.com news
15 November, 2018, 23:00
Given Oculus Go's user base for gaming is in minority, the introduction of YouTube VR will help it gain more users consuming diverse content including those in native formats such as VR180.
After announcing its plans about VR platform on the Oculus Connect 5 event last September, YouTube has now launched its virtual reality app on the Oculus Go mobile VR headset. With this application, all content - every creator, channel, and video - on the YouTube platform can be transformed into virtual reality.
That's where the headset comes in so that you can swing your head around instead. And with the Oculus Go, you don't have to worry about cables getting in the way or accidentally dropping your phone from your face.
The teaming up of Facebook and Google looks out of place for the latest YouTube VR app, but this is the first time the app is accessible to non-Google products.
Of course, experiencing 360-degree videos in this way doesn't exactly provide an immersive experience, and it can quickly become tedious - not to mention making your arms ache if you're holding up your smartphone. The YouTube VR app is also expected to have later updates as the next-generation of Oculus Go headsets was said to have a microSD card support, a new night mode, and low-power mode.
There are more than 800,000 experiences available through the app, and if you already have a YouTube account, you can sign into the app and view your subscriptions, playlists, watch history, and more.