Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

YouTube's new VR app lands on Google Daydream first

The app is optimized for virtual reality, but you'll need Daydream gear to use it right now.
Billy Steele
November 10, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

We've known about Google's plan for a dedicated YouTube VR app since Daydream was first announced back in May. Today, the version of the video hub arrives that's optimized for virtual reality. There's a catch: It's only available on Google's Daydream platform right now. This means that you'll need a compatible phone, like the Pixel and the Daydream View headset and controller to start watching.

YouTube has supported VR videos for over a year, but now there's an app to provide a more immersive viewing experience. The new software makes every video from the site viewable in a virtual reality setting. Of course, 360-degree footage and content that's designed for VR will offer a more believable feel of "going inside," but regular videos can be viewed in a new theater mode. Voice search is there to help you find exactly what you're after and you'll be able to sign in so any channels you subscribe to and your playlists are easily accessible.

Daydream View launches today, so the new YouTube VR app will be ready for action when your headset arrives. There's also an NFL VR series that debuts Thanksgiving day on YouTube, so you'll be able to watch that as well.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

View
AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch stream peaked at over 435,000 viewers

AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch stream peaked at over 435,000 viewers

View
GMC's 1000HP Hummer EV is an 'all-electric supertruck'

GMC's 1000HP Hummer EV is an 'all-electric supertruck'

View
Cyberpunk 2077's dialogue was lip-synced by AI

Cyberpunk 2077's dialogue was lip-synced by AI

View
iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review: Apple enters the 5G era

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review: Apple enters the 5G era

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr