YouTube to Launch VR App

Will be optimized for Daydream, Google’s new Android-powered VR platform
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Google’s YouTube will launch a dedicated virtual reality app, the company announced May 19 during its developers conference.

YouTube has been slowly adding support for 360-degree and VR video for the past year, but the new app will be specifically optimized for Daydream, Google’s new Android-powered VR platform.

“We’re creating the YouTube VR app to provide an easier, more immersive way to find and experience virtual reality content on YouTube,” Kurt Wilms, senior product manager for YouTube VR, wrote in a blog post. “It also comes with all the YouTube features you already love, like voice search, discovery, and playlists, all personalized for you, so you can experience the world's largest collection of VR videos in a whole new way.”

Read more at B&C.

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