Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
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YouTube VR for the Oculus Go is here

YouTube VR for the Oculus Go is here

A month and a half after the launch of the Oculus Quest 6DOF All-in-One VR headset, YouTube has launched the YouTube VR app on Oculus Go headsets, available for download directly from the Oculus Store. Making good on its promise, the company has finally launched YouTube VR on Oculus. Like the Daydream version, you can use controllers and other input methods to type text in VR to search videos, leave comments and more, or you can use voice controls. YouTube's app went live on Samsung's Gear VR headset, which is based on the same software as the Oculus Go, this summer. With this application, all content - every creator, channel, and video - on the YouTube platform can be transformed into virtual reality.

The YouTube VR renders support for standard videos in a VR theatre mode as well as 360-degree videos. Including the SteamVR app for Oculus Rift, all of Oculus applications now have a YouTube app available on them.

The app was originally focused to smartphones only, either through Google Cardboard or the mobile Google Daydream View, but now, YouTube has expanded its reach and it offers some exciting features. The friendly feature that we have mentioned earlier is the social features, which lets users watch videos with headset-wearing friends, this will let you enjoy your VR experience together with your friends.


What remains to be seen, is whether YouTube's platform acquisition will continue at this rate.

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