Oculus T.V. Lets Viewers Watch Shows And Movies In VR Anywhere, Anytime
The VR platform features both original programming and offerings from Netflix, Hulu, allowing users to enjoy their favorite shows in an immersive and on-demand way, taking the entertainment experience to the next level
Facebook has ventured into the world of virtual reality with Oculus T.V., its new platform that lets viewers watch shows and movies in any location while using the Oculus Go headset. Owners of the headset, which retails for around $200, can access the service and enter a sleek, sparse living room setting to enjoy their favorite content without distraction on the equivalent of a 180-inch T.V. screen.
Programming includes major sporting events, plus favorites like Netflix, Hulu and Showtime. In addition, Oculus T.V. will feature Facebook Watch originals like Ball in the Family and Red Table Talk, and extras such as news headlines via Newsy and memes from Neverthink. Much like other VR experiences, the Oculus Rooms option also allows users to “meet up” with faraway friends and family for viewing parties.
The platform was announced in May at the Facebook Developer Conference, F8 2018, and was made available to the public on June 25. Facebook’s pursuit of virtual reality television caters to the on-demand consumer trend as well as provides even more immersive out-of-home entertainment experiences at users’ convenience.
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