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360-degree videos come to YouTube for Android

A little later than expected, it is true, but the compatibility of YouTube for Android with videos with 360-degree images it is already a reality. In this way, the feeling that one has when viewing a recording that offers this possibility is a different and also striking experience.

Interestingly, the new way of being able to watch the videos we are talking about is compatible as we have said with YouTube for Android and, also, with the web platform (leaving aside for the moment the versions for other operating systems, such as iOS). Then we leave you An example that has been left on the Mountain View company’s own channel so that the experience you have when seeing the 360-degree effect can be verified:

Obviously it is not the same as using glasses to perform virtual, but the effect is very successful And it means a very important step for the streaming video playback platform. More now that accessories like the Samsung Gear VR are a reality on the market.

Its utility

The truth is that to get recordings that give a greater sense of reality this new inclusion in YouTube for Android is the most interesting. Without going any further, when recording a concert or sports practice in the first person, you gain a lot since the feeling you have is like if you were in the place where it was recorded. Of course, the video must be recorded with compatible devices, the current number being quite small (we will see if these types of initiatives and some more that are close to arriving will make this change, but betting on a GoPro model would not be bad).

The fact is that the support of videos compatible with 360-degree images is already a reality and, therefore, we are facing a new starting point in the contents of the Google streaming video platform. Of course, it remains to be seen if it will have great support, something that will not arrive until the number of compatible cameras is greater and, also, with a price within everyone’s reach. Do you find this an interesting addition for YouTube for Android?

Source: Google