YouTube adds new VR features to Android app

YouTube announced that it now supports VR video, which it says gives a sense of depth in every direction.  

YouTube adds new VR features to Android app
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Washington: YouTube on Thursday rolled out two new virtual reality features that work on its Android app with the help of a Google Cardboard viewer.

First, YouTube announced that it now supports VR video, which it says gives a sense of depth in every direction.

To try out the feature, find a VR video on YouTube -- The Hunger Games Virtual Reality Experience and TOMS Virtual Giving Trip are recommended -- then tap the Cardboard icon and drop your phone into a Cardboard viewer.

The second new feature allows users to watch any video using Cardboard for a kind of virtual movie theater experience.

To try it out, select the "Cardboard" option from the watch page menu and drop your phone into your viewer.

Begin by downloading the new YouTube app from Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.youtube&hl=en

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