YouTube is getting more serious about the virtual reality, as the company has announced that it is bringing VR videos to your smartphone through its video streaming service. This new feature will allow its users to watch 360 degree videos with the help of your smartphone and Google Cardboard.
With this update, YouTube will also let you watch any normal video with its Cardboard headset to give you theatrical experience. YouTube said in the blog post, “Using the same tricks that we humans use to see the world, VR video gives you a sense of depth as you look around in every direction. Near things look near, far things look far, so if you were excited about 360° videos, this is pretty freakin’ cool.”
If you want to watch the VR videos on your phone, you are going to need an Android smartphone, latest YouTube app and Google Cardboard. Once you start watching VR video by searching it on the web, you’ll get feeling that you are actually there.
You can also watch normal video on cardboard through this updated YouTube app, which will give you movie theatrical experience in front of your face. You can order Google Cardboard online from Google’s cardboard homepage or you can create one by yourself by using information from its official page.
There is no clear indication that the VR supports is going to be compatible with other non-Android devices or not. If you want to use YouTube’s new features, then download and install the latest YouTube app from Google Play Store.