Today’s launch of the Daydream View VR headset from Google also brought with it a bunch of new apps created especially for the smartphone-based accessory. One of them is the YouTube VR app, and the company revealed some more info on how it differs from the normal YouTube video app.
In a blog post, Google said the app was built from the ground up so it could offer the best VR experience with the Daydream View headset. It stated:
Every single video on the platform becomes an immersive VR experience, from 360-degree videos that let you step inside the content to standard videos shown on a virtual movie screen in the new theater mode. The app even includes some familiar features like voice search and a signed in experience so you can follow the channels you subscribe to, check out your playlists and more.
Google has already been working with a number of YouTube creators to launch a bunch of new 360 degree videos that are optimized for the YouTube VR app. That includes a tour of the apartment owned by beauty vlogger Meredith Foster, news stories from the Huffington Post, and even an all-new “Red vs Blue” segment from the folks at Rooster Teeth.
If you own the Daydream View, what are your initial impressions of the YouTube VR app?