NY Occasions sends 300,000 Google Cardboard viewers to subscribers

NY Times sends 300,000 Google Cardboard viewers to subscribers


After final yr’s rollout of the NY Occasions VR app, the one hundred sixty five-yr-previous paper is sending out one other 300,000 Google Cardboard kits to digital subscribers. This yr’s promotion coincides with the discharge of the Occasions’ new digital actuality movie “Looking for Pluto’s Frigid Coronary heart.”

The movie truly debuted earlier this month on the Tribeca Movie Pageant however will hit the NY Occasions VR app on Might nineteenth. When it lands, customers will be capable of nearly fly over the “rugged mountains and brilliant plains,” or stand on the floor of the dwarf planet whereas the moon Charon hangs within the sky. The movie is a joint undertaking between the newspaper, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Universities Area Analysis Affiliation, and the info used to create the digital Pluto was gathered in 2015 by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

The Occasions can be choosing Cardboard recipients based mostly on how lengthy they have been subscribers, so for those who’re simply signing up as we speak for a visit to Pluto, likelihood is you will get left behind. Do not fret, although: You’ll be able to nonetheless catch a modified 360-diploma video model when it drops in Might.