YouTube wants to get you close personal with virtual reality.
announced that the YouTube Android app now support videos shot specifically for VR will reformat anything in the vault for replay on a Cardboard-compatible viewer.
If you want to go deeper into the VR rabbit hole, you’re now able to watch any YouTube video with your VR viewer. en you launch a new video in the Android app just touch the Cardboard icon it will reconfigure itself. The video still plays in 2D, albeit in a “virtual theater.”
also threw in some updates to the Cardboard app, such as a splashy new introduction video more realistic screenshots for other apps that work with Cardboard.
y this matters: is making a big push into virtual reality with its Cardboard effort, which is an open source low cost model for VR goggles. The technology is pretty new (although there are some good apps to try out), so time will tell if this is really the future or another fad.