×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Oculus Go Is Getting YouTube VR App, Cast Support and NBA Game Live Streams

Facebook’s Oculus Go VR headset is getting access to more than 800,000 360-degree videos, thanks to a new partnership with Google’s YouTube service. The service’s YouTube VR will launch on the headset soon, announced Oculus Go product manager Sean Liu at Facebook’s Oculus Connect VR developer conference in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday.

Also coming to Oculus Go is cast support, which will allow Go users to stream their gameplay experience to other screens. At first, Oculus will enable users to cast the Go screen to mobile devices, but Liu said that casting to TV screens will be enabled in the near future as well.

Casting isn’t entirely new for mobile VR headsets. Samsung’s Gear VR headset added support for Chromecast some time ago, and Google brought casting to its Daydream VR platform as well.

Finally, Oculus Go is also getting live streams of NBA games through the Oculus Venues app, thanks to a cooperation with NextVR. Viewers who access a NBA game in VR will get a custom virtual jersey of their favorite team that their avatar will be able to wear for the rest of the season.

Facebook introduced Oculus Go as an affordable entry-level VR headset earlier this year. On Wednesday, the company also announced Oculus Quest as a higher-end standalone device that is meant to bring more immersive VR gameplay to a mass market audience.

More Digital

  • JUMP camera

    Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Video Program

    Google will shut down Jump, its cloud-based video stitching service, this summer. The company emailed creators Friday afternoon to tell them that Jump would be shuttered on June 28, and detailed plans for the shut-down on its website as well. In its email, Google justified the closure of Jump with the emergence of new video [...]

  • Relix Live Music Conference

    Relix Live Music Conference Puts Spotlight on Gender Parity, Privacy

    The third annual Relix Live Music Conference took place at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl earlier this week. The two-day confab, which featured panels and Q&As by executives from such companies as Live Nation, Q Prime, SiriusXM, Bowery Presents, Glassnote Music, Shorefire Media and Splice, among many others, offered a fascinating and honest look at the [...]

  • Spotify Tests 'Car Thing' Audio Adapter

    Spotify Starts Testing In-Car Hardware

    Spotify is carefully taking a first step into the consumer hardware space: The company has begun to test a new in-car device that lets users access music and podcasts with voice commands, it revealed in a blog post Friday morning. “Car Thing,” as the device is being called for now, is only being tested in [...]

  • Hannah-Hart-BuzzFeed-Tasty-Edible-History

    BuzzFeed's Tasty Taps Hannah Hart for Food-History Show on Facebook Watch

    YouTube star and food fanatic Hannah Hart is combining her passions for cuisine and history in a new series for BuzzFeed’s Tasty on Facebook Watch. The eight-episode show, “Edible History,” premieres Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m PT, on BuzzFeed’s Tasty Presents show page on Facebook Watch, with episodes released weekly. In each episode (7-12 [...]

  • YouTube Music

    Songza Co-Founders Have Left YouTube Music Ahead of Google Play Music Shut-Down

    The three co-founders of Songza, a music curation startup acquired by Google in  2014, have left YouTube Music, Variety has learned. Former Songza CEO Elias Roman, former chief product officer Elliott Breece and former chief operating officer Peter Asbill all quietly transitioned to new positions at Google’s startup incubator Area 120 in March. A YouTube [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content