You can soon watch YouTube videos together in VR

Cesar Mills
May 19, 2017

Expect more news and details in the days to come. Such as, information the 2.0 software update for Google Daydream, codenamed Euphrates.

VR is often slammed for being an isolating experience, but companies like Facebook and Google are making strides to make it more social.

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Not only can you use services like YouTube and Netflix via Chromecast, triggered by Google Home, but that's now expanded to a much wider range of services, like HBONow and Play Movies. This sounds simple, but I think it's going to be key to mobile VR becoming important. This of course is most commonly found with virtual reality devices, but coming soon you will be able to cast these 360-degree videos directly to the YouTube app on your TV, as well as control it with the remote's navigation buttons.

In the talk Google I / O has been able to see a demonstration, although at the moment it will only be available in the gadgets with Android Go, the android for low-end phones that we discussed before. Arguably, it's a problem that should have been addressed from day one, but technical realities could have impacted that. She said that users wanted to share experiences with community, as such there was a need to bring that community to VR. VR is cool in part because of the social aspect of watching other people, and sharing the experience.

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