Samsung simply added a 360-diploma video retailer to its VR headset
Since launch in early December, the digital actuality headset launched by Samsung and Oculus VR has acquired a gentle drip of latest content material. Every Tuesday, a handful of latest apps launches for Gear VR — new video games (Temple Run!), new experiences (a Paul McCartney efficiency!). So far, nothing’s been spectacular sufficient to comment about; the general number of content material, gaming or in any other case, continues to be on the sunshine aspect. This week modifications that, with the discharge of “Milk VR.”
The free app from Samsung incorporates a wholesome dose of latest 360-diploma video content material, in each streaming and downloadable format. The precise choice of movies is obtainable on a Samsung web site of the identical identify, proper right here. It isn’t precisely a flood of movies, nevertheless it’s a hell of much more than the small pattern packed in at launch.
What’s most fascinating concerning the app is the way it works: you slide your finger ahead or backward on Gear VR’s touchpad, all the time retaining your finger hooked up to the headset. The video decisions swirl round you on a cycle, and you may look as much as choose particular classes (“Recent”, “Trending”, “Planet VR”, and so forth.). I might like to level you to a demo, however there’s nonetheless no solution to seize footage inside Gear VR (not that we have found out, anyway). That stated, in the event you’ve received a Gear VR headset and the required Notice four smartphone, downloading the (free, small) Milk VR app is a no brainer. You will be leaping out of a aircraft very quickly!