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Youtube’s VR App Comes to Samsung Gear VR

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. According to an official blog release, the app went live on Wednesday.

Additionally, it is also worth mentioning that Youtube’s VR app suite is already available for use with Sony PlayStation VR, Google Daydream View, and the HTC Vive.

For people looking to make use of this latest release, downloads will be available for free starting this week on the Oculus web-store.

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In addition to all this, Google also rolled out a service module that connects users from all over the world and allows them to watch videos together in a virtual setting.

While there are only a handful of videos that currently support this feature, the content which has the ‘Watch Together’ icon beneath it can be accessed via the Daydream View or Gear VR. As per the blog post, YouTube plans to continually add more VR experiences to the app as the market continues to mature.

In Closing

While other tech companies have also tried to develop similar team-viewing solutions, none of these projects have really taken off or delivered anything of substance until now. However, with new developments coming to this niche’ space on a near daily basis, the VR industry as a whole looks primed for great things.

By Shiraz Jagati

Shiraz is a VR enthusiast and audiophile who in his spare time loves to stay abreast with all of the latest happenings in the world of music and technology.