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FandangoNOW launches VR app for Oculus

Fast-growing VOD FandangoNOW has launched its movie and TV store on Oculus VR devices. Available on Oculus Go and Oculus Quest headsets in the US, the store provides access to over 90,000 movies and TV shows to rent and buy. The company says that in addition to regular films and shows, hundreds of 3D titles, […]

Amazon launches VR video app

Amazon has launched its first dedicated Prime Video VR app. Prime Video VR is available for Oculus Quest, Go, Rift and Gear VR devices, and comes at no extra cost for Amazon Prime subscribers in the UK and US. The full library of Prime Video content, including titles such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good […]

Oculus Quest will launch with YouTube

A native version of YouTube will be available on the Oculus Quest VR headset when it launches on May 21. As announced by the company in a blog post, the app will offer both traditional 2D and 360-degree videos. Google has historically taken its time in launching YouTube on third-party hardware. That Quest will have […]

Facebook’s VR head is stepping down from his role

Hugo Barra, the vice president of Oculus VR at Facebook, is leaving his role to focus on building a “global AR/VR partner ecosystem” at the company. Barra, who joined Facebook from Chinese electronics company Xiaomi in January 2017, will be succeeded in the position by Erick Tseng, Facebook’s current product management director. This reshuffle coincides […]

Oculus founder: existing VR hardware not good enough to go mainstream

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has claimed that “no existing or imminent VR hardware is good enough to go truly mainstream, even at a price of $0.00”. In a post on his personal blog titled ‘Free isn’t cheap enough,” Luckey, who parted ways with Oculus’ parent company Facebook last year, claimed that hardware sales are a […]

Facebook unveils Oculus Quest VR headset

Facebook-owned Oculus has unveiled Oculus Quest, a virtual reality headset that it is billing as its first all-in-one VR gaming system. Oculus Quest, which was called Santa Cruz during its development phase, will offer six degrees of freedom and touch controllers – with no PC, wires or external sensors required. The device was unveiled at […]

HTC Vive adds Oculus support for subscription VR service

HTC has broadened support for its Viveport app store and subscription service from its own Vive devices to also include the Oculus Rift. Oculus users are now able to download and purchase hundreds of games and apps from the Viveport store to use with their Rift headset, and can become Viveport Subscriber members. HTC claims […]

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 […]

Oculus TV service launches, Go headset rolls out in Europe

Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) company Oculus has launched its Oculus TV service and rolled out its new Oculus Go headset to Europe and Canada. Oculus TV offers viewers an immersive way to access shows, movies, and more on the Oculus Go and was first announced at Facebook’s F8 developers conference in May. Pre-orders for the […]

Oculus Research rebrands to Facebook Reality Labs

Oculus Research, the division of the Facebook-owned company that is focused on creating “the future of personal and shared reality”, has rebranded to Facebook Reality Labs (FRL). Announcing the name change in a post on Facebook, Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash said that “while our name is new, our focus on the future hasn’t changed”. […]

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