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. The app will become available in the Oculus Store, together with apps such as Samsung Gear VR, Sony PlayStation VR, Google Daydream VR, and desktop VR headsets.
The app was originally focused to smartphones only, either through Google Cardboard or the mobile Google Daydream View, but now, YouTube has expanded its reach and it offers some exciting features. These features enhances the virtual reality experience promoting a more social and friendly usage.
The YouTube VR app offers a 360-degree video support and standard video support in a VR theater. The friendly feature that we have mentioned earlier is the social features, which lets users watch videos with headset-wearing friends, this will let you enjoy your VR experience together with your friends.
The app also supports casting option that lets you project what you’re seeing to mobiles and TVs. 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. So stay tuned with TechnoCodex, and we will make sure that you are always updated
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