YouTube For Android Now Supports VR For All Videos

By 07:55 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments

YouTube's Android app is getting into the VR thing. Starting with an update that's rolling out from today via Google Play, the app now supports VR videos.

There are two layers to this. First off, you can view VR videos - a recent type of video that gives you "a sense of depth as you see around in every direction". These are actual VR videos, so to speak. There obviously aren't many at the moment, but the number should grow in time. The YouTube folks recommdiscontinue a couple of such videos at the Source link below.

Second, through YouTube for Android you can now view any YouTube video in "a kind of virtual movie theater". These are what one might call upscaled VR videos - as in, they haven't been shot as VR videos, but YouTube's doing some magic to create them seem more VR-ish.

For both of these features, you need a Google Cardboard headset aside from an Android phone. To access a video in VR (or a VR video), you just select the recent Cardboard option from the watch page menu in YouTube for Android, then drop your phone into your Cardboard.

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