Virtual reality might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it has definitely taken the tech world by storm. It is safe to say that virtual reality headsets have not even properly launched yet but still, one of its most loved features, 360-degree videos is adopted by companies. After Samsung Milk VR and Facebook 360, now we have YouTube 360-degree live-streaming.
When it comes to videos and innovations related to videos, how can one of the world’s largest video streaming company not be a part of it? Now, instead of looking for 360-degree videos here and there, we have one platform to experience this new way of video watching. Via its official blog, YouTube 360-degree live-streaming launch was announced.
Not many of us know that YouTube had launched support for 360-degree videos back in March 2015 as these videos were not popular back then. But now with everyone becoming a part of the trend, people are finally talking about it. While announcing the launch of YouTube 360-degree live-streaming, Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, YouTube in the blog post wrote,
“From musiciansto athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things with this technology. Now, they’ll be able to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, with 360-degree live streaming. And after years of live streaming Coachella for fans around the world who can’t attend the festival, this year we’re bringing you the festival like never before by live streaming select artist performances in 360 degrees this weekend.”
Along with YouTube 360-degree live-streaming, spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos has also been launched. What is it? Here is how Mr. Mohan explains it – “Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance, and intensity all play a role.” So, with 360-degree videos and spatial audio, are you going to live-stream Coachella, this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.
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