YouTube VR Finally Available On the Oculus Go

Doris Richards
November 15, 2018

There are plenty of video streaming app services prior to the YouTube VR launch on the Oculus platform like Netflix and Hulu including Facebook's own Oculus TV, which is basically a lot of 2D content adopted by VR. It seems, however, that after the hype and frenzy died down, either Google or Oculus or both forgot to make good their promise. The app is already available for platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, Sony PlayStation VR, Google Daydream VR, and various desktop VR headsets, and with this latest announcement, YouTube will significantly increase the reach of its future-looking application. In fact, users can use the device for watching videos, especially now that the YouTube VR app is available on Oculus Go. And with the Oculus Go, you don't have to worry about cables getting in the way or accidentally dropping your phone from your face.

Of course, experiencing 360-degree videos in this way doesn't exactly provide an immersive experience, and it can quickly become tedious - not to mention making your arms ache if you're holding up your smartphone.

The launch is not a complete surprise: Oculus first announced plans to bring YouTube to the Oculus Go at its developer conference in September, albeit without a set date. For the rest of the flat YouTube vids, you can view them in a theater-like VR room.

After downloading the application onto your headset, all you have to sign into your YouTube account to see your subscriptions, watch history, suggestions, and more.

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