YouTube has launched a standalone virtual reality (VR) app which will be available on Daydream, Google’s new VR platform.
VR video, which will include content from producers such as beauty vlogger Meredith Foster and breaking news in VR from HuffPost RYOT, can be viewed using Daydream-compatible smartphones.
“We want to continue to provide you with new ways to engage with the world and with your community, and we believe virtual reality will play an important role in the future of storytelling,” said product manager Erin Teague and director of creators Jamie Byrne.
“More than just an amazing new technology, VR allows us to make deep, human connections with people, places and stories. That’s why we’re committed to giving creators the space and resources they need to learn about, experiment with, and create virtual reality video. In fact, we’ve already started working with some awesome creators, recording artists, and partners who are producing VR videos across a wide variety of genres and interest areas on YouTube.”