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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
11.10.16 in AV
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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.

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