Hulu has added some social and personalized elements to its virtual reality apps for the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift.
Its app for the Gear VP now supports Avatars and Rooms, which are “private virtual spaces” where users can get together to watch Hulu content together, including a batch of 360-degree video content that does not require a separate Hulu subscription.
The Hulu VR update for the Rift adds personalized Avatars and support for Oculus Touch controllers with full positioning tracking. That latter addition lets users of the app control objects in the Hulu VR environment while watching the OTT provider’s 2D library.
Hulu launched its app for the Oculus Rift last June, which followed the March 2016 launch of an app that’s optimized for the Oculus-powered Gear VR, which needs to be paired with a compatible Samsung smart phone.
Watch this promo about Hulu’s new VR features: