YouTube Brings VR Video Support to Android
360-degree videos are a radical way of viewing a scene, and we're not being bias by admitting that. Essentially, they allow a user to take a 360-degree view of their surroundings. When YouTube enabled this feature on its video sharing platform, it gave users more than just another video to watch: it allows them to interact with the video that encapsulates its entire surroundings. These videos give users a sense of depth, and even allow them to properly gauge just how close the person recording the video was to the subject.
YouTube has now taken it a step further by bringing support for VR videos to the Android ecosystem. Much like the 360-degree videos that you can find on YouTube.com, the Android app will now allow you to view the same VR content on your mobile device, with a difference. At present, the only way to view VR videos on YouTube's Android app, is through the use of Google Cardboard. On top of that, you'll also need to download the accompanying Cardboard app from Google Play.
If you happen to have a Google Cardboard headset, don't hesitate to give it a try. After all, this is the closest thing that you can get to a VR experience if you're unable to afford the more premium and yet-to-be-released Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
Now, you can view VR videos on YouTube's Android app.