Samsung brings nightly storytime into VR for busy mother and father

Mother and father do not all the time have an opportunity to learn to their youngsters at night time — particularly in the event that they’re touring, or working late. Samsung is engaged on a possible answer for this contemporary dilemma: BedTime VR Tales, a brand new Gear VR app that lets mother and father expertise a narrative along with their youngsters. At first, it’d appear to be a dystopian realization of a tragic, disconnected future (particularly when the mom and daughter in Samsung’s video attempt to maintain arms, solely to succeed in out into nothing). However there is definitely potential, particularly for busy mother and father who need to do extra than simply video chat with their youngsters earlier than mattress.

In fact, you will want two Gear VR headsets to make use of the app, in addition to two Samsung telephones to shove inside them. (Take a look at all the story in 360-diploma video on YouTube). It is solely being examined within the UK proper now, and there isn’t any phrase on how the corporate plans to launch it on a wider scale.

There’s one main drawback with Bedtime VR Tales, although. After testing the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for a number of weeks, I observed they wreaked havoc on my sleep cycle. It is dangerous sufficient gazing blue mild out of your pc display or telephone at night time — shoving a vibrant OLED display towards your eyeballs proper earlier than mattress is a recipe for sleepless nights. That is not the type of factor mother and father would welcome for his or her youngsters.Samsung brings nightly storytime into VR for busy parents

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