Flickr Now Has App For Samsung Gear VR Headset

Flickr Now Has App For Samsung Gear VR Headset
Samsung Gear VR Maurizio Pesce / Flickr CC BY 2.0
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Samsung’s Gear VR headset is the hottest property in the tech world today. Love it or hate it, you just can’t ignore it. And now with support from one of the top image hosting sites, Gear VR is back in news.


Yes, Flickr has launched an app for the VR headset. This will take 360-degree photos on the platform to a whole new level. If you already have the headset, here is how to use it:

First, download the app by connecting your phone to the VR headset. On the home page of Oculus, you will find the “Store” tab. Click on it. Find the program and install it. Then slip your phone into your device, put it on, and open the Flickr app. But remember, not being careful while using this headset can damage your phone as well as eyes.

Which image would you see on the Flickr VR app? To make it easy for you, PC Mag has mentioned some of the images you can try. Check user images of Leleuvia Island in Fiji, Berlin’s graffiti-covered Teufelsburg, Italy’s lakeside town of Lazise, and a field of sunflowers in France. The buzz is that Flickr will soon start detecting 360-degree images. The VR viewer will also be enabled on the photo page.

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Bertrand Fan, Principal Engineer, in a blog post wrote, “Over the years, Flickr users have uploaded tens of thousands of 360-degree photos and today we’re offering a new way to explore and view these images.” He added, “Flickr is the best platform for 360° photos because we respect the image quality of uploaded photos, and we want to be one of the best ways to access engaging virtual reality experiences.”

Keep watching this space for more news on Flickr VR app and Samsung Gear VR headset, as jointly they will soon come up with interesting developments.