Vimeo launches 360° video support

Vimeo has added support for 360° videos, allowing content creators to upload, share, and sell immersive content.  Vimeo announced the launch last week and published a collection of 360 immersive videos from its community of video makers to a new, curated 360 Cinema channel. At launch viewers can watch 360° videos via Vimeo’s iOS and […]

PlayStation VR now supports 360° YouTube videos

PlayStation VR users can now experience immersive 360-degree YouTube videos using their PS VR headsets. Since the launch of PS VR in October, users have been able to watch streaming and catch-up services on a virtual “big-screen” using the headset. Now users can also watch 360-degree YouTube content that responds to users’ head movements. “Back […]

Amazon-owned Elemental powers 360˚ Chili Peppers stream

Amazon-owned video processing specialist, Elemental, provided the encoding solution for Deutsche Telekom’s live-streamed 360˚ video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert last week. The gig, which Deutsche Telekom staged in Berlin to coincide with German trade show IFA, was captured by four Nokia OZO 360˚ virtual reality cameras and was reportedly the first […]

Deutsche Telekom to stream 360-degree Chili Peppers concert

Deutsche Telekom is due to air a 360-degree live-stream of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert, in what it claims is a first-of-its-kind broadcast in Germany. The operator will stream the HD immersive footage from the Chili Peppers’ September 6 gig at the Kraftwerk Berlin events space. The footage will be accessible with a […]

Streambox offers 360-video streaming to YouTube

Video streaming solutions provider, Streambox, is now offering customers live 360-degree video streaming to YouTube. Streambox said that content producers can become beta testers and start streaming live 360 video after it combined its Streambox Cloud Services offering with the beta release of the Cloud Encoder – 360. “Video streaming is a complicated process and […]

Facebook introduces 360-degree photos

Facebook has added 360-degree photo support, giving users an immersive experience when viewing panoramic pictures or images taken with a 360-degree camera or photo app. The new feature, which follows the rollout of 360-degree video support by Facebook last year, will let web users click and drag to look around pictures, while mobile users will be […]

AOL to open 360-degree content studio

AOL has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, 360-degree content studio in downtown New York. The public-facing studio is due to open this autumn on Broadway and will expand AOL’s “commitment to provide an immersive live and virtual reality experience,” according to the firm. AOL Build, the internet firm’s live interview series, will be filmed […]

YouTube launches 360-degree live-streaming and ‘spatial sound’

YouTube introduced 360-degree live-streamed video and spatial audio as part of the immersive video experience at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. YouTube has partnered with tech site The Verge to air the first live-streamed 360-degree content on the platform this week, with YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan commenting that there has been a […]

Oculus integrates 360-degree Facebook videos

From next week Facebook-owned Virtual Reality (VR) firm Oculus is adding a new Facebook Videos tab to its Oculus Video offering for Samsung Gear VR headsets. With the update, Oculus said that it is making it even easier to watch 360-degree content in VR, with users able to connect their Facebook account to personalise their […]

Zuckerberg: 360-degree video and VR will be ‘killer app’ for 5G

Three hundred and sixty degree video and ultimately virtual reality will become mainstream ways of “sharing experiences” that will drive the next wave of mobile network upgrades, according to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, Zuckerberg said that improvements in bandwidth meant that using video was now a […]