So you just shot your first 360° video, maybe using a Gear 360 camera, and now you want to share your masterpiece with the world.
If you uploaded your content to an immersive video platform like Vrideo, friends could already check out your latest work of art with a Google Cardboard or Gear VR headset by downloading an app. But when it came to the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, viewing options were more limited.
Well now your friends who ordered early enough and just happen to own a Rift or Vive can now also get the same immersive video experience.
Santa Monica-based Vrideo has extended their native VR experience to the newly launched headsets from Oculus and HTC. The Vrideo Rift and Vive apps are now available for download and includes their full library of content. The launch follows Vrideo’s September Gear VR app launch that also let you download videos for smoother playback with limited or no internet connection.
Vrideo was founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Alex Rosenfeld and Kuangwei Hwang to address the needs of the growing community of content creators looking to distribute immersive video. The platform allows you to share and stream content, supporting up to 4K in their new apps.
Although Vrideo has not revealed usage numbers around the platform, Rosenfeld has expressed enthusiasm with the performance of their Gear VR app and are similarly optimistic for the Rift and Vive apps as well as expanding their offering even further with PlayStation VR and Google’s Daydream coming this Fall.
The Oculus Rift app can be downloaded for free on the Oculus Store and the HTC Vive app can be downloaded on SteamVR.