Youtube for Android Adds VR Support/Cardboard View

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Your Google Cardboard unit just got a bit more interesting today. Google announced over on the Youtube Blog that the Youtube app for Android now supports VR, and will allow Cardboard users to view almost any video through a virtual movie theater interface. All you need to check out the new feature is a cardboard unit and a VR video. There aren’t really very many VR videos available on Youtube right now so Google has given the option launch a mode on regular videos that will give you a similar experience. Make sure you have the new Youtube app installed and get started checking out the new features on cardboard. Check out the GIFs below if you’re interested in how things will look and you don’t yet have cardboard.

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Cardboard with regular video.

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Cardboard with VR video.

 

Source: Youtube Blog

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"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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