YouTube VR has launched on Gear VR back in July, now its Oculus Go’s turn, as Oculus standalone VR headset is finally getting the much awaited YouTube VR application. Now it is available for free on the Oculus store, giving you a chance to watch everything the video streaming platform has to bid.
One of the most interesting facts regarding Oculus’ strategy with the Go headset is that gaming turns out being the minority use case following media consumption. If you think that it is difficult to believe that such a huge number of people are out there gorging on 360 videos this is because they seemingly aren’t. users have sort of co-opted the device’s capabilities to make it a conventional movie and TV viewing device; there are applications from Netflix and Hulu While Facebook has also assembled Oculus TV, a feature that is still in its early staged however essentially offers an Apple TV environment for watching a lot of 2D content in a social environment.
In last year CTO John Carmack stated in the Company’s Oculus conference that how approximately 70 percent of the time spent by the users on the Go has been watch videos around 30 percent of user time going to gaming. Oculus has situated itself as a gaming organization from numerous points of views by means of its ventures, so it will be interesting to see how it develops its mobile platform to make the video part of its VR business more alluring.
With YouTube, the company has simple access to easily bringing a group of content onboard, this board has been an incredible accomplice for Oculus Tv, however, a dedicated app brings a considerable measure to users. It was not super certain whether Google would be going to play hardball with the YouTube apps and keep people access kept to its Daydream level, as the company’s homegrown VR desire appear to have developed more subdued. it looks like they’ve had some time to focus on external platforms.