Hunger Games & TOMS Shoes Tap Into New YouTube Virtual Reality Video Support

Youtube It was announced by YouTube that it is now supporting virtual reality (VR) videos on its Android App.  It was also confirmed that all YouTube content is able to be viewed through Google Cardboard, which is a cardboard-crafted virtual reality device designed to be used with a smartphone.

Users can view VR videos for the “Hunger Game Experience” or “TOMS Shoes Giving Trip” from their Android phones by tapping the Cardboard icon, and then putting the phone into a Google Cardboard device.Cardboard youtube option

For those who created content, YouTube is recommending Jump, Google’s 3D filming technology, to film VR videos.

This is what it looks like with a video that was filmed using Google’s Jump technology and then views through Google Cardboard:Google vr youtube

“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,” claims YouTube.

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