Gear VR

YouTube VR launches on more platforms, adds new features

YouTube is launching its YouTube VR app on more platforms and is adding new features and tools that it says will make virtual reality “feel even more immersive”. From this week Gear VR users will be able to access the YouTube VR app by downloading it from the Oculus Store. The app is already available […]

Facebook: more than 2m hours of Gear VR video consumed

More than 2 million hours of video have now been watched on Oculus-powered Gear VR headsets, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Speaking on Facebook’s first quarter earnings call this week, Zuckerberg said that virtual reality (VR) is going to be “the next big computing platform”. However, chief financial officer David Wehner cautioned that, despite […]

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 […]

Netflix, Hulu and others to launch on Gear VR headset

Netflix and Hulu are among the major content partners that will launch apps for the forthcoming Samsung and Oculus-developed virtual reality headset, Gear VR. At the Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood, Oculus announced that it was bringing Netflix, Hulu, Twitch and Vimeo to the Gear VR, with TiVo, Facebook, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate also […]