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YouTube on TV is uber-popular, 360-degree video support coming soon

20 May, 2017, 08:56 | Author: Nadine Todd
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Speaking of shared experiences, Google's YouTube VR service will be adding shared rooms wherein people will be able to view 360-degree videos together.

That's not the most exciting news, however, because it goes much deeper into providing you with other information that Google Home can supply on request. Unfortunately, it might involve hanging out in the VR version of a YouTube comments section.

Google is releasing a major update to its virtual reality platform, Daydream.

The system doesn't sound all that different from Oculus Rooms, which allows you to hop into a room with friends and watch videos together. I don't really see myself using this, but it's still kinda neat.

Teague spoke of trying to make YouTube feel natural in a VR environment, and also about how valuable the YouTube community is. Since then, developers have been scrambling to make social VR experiences explode into the mainstream, and things like Rec Room have made this possible on other headsets like the HTC Vive.

Everything from controlling lights and drones, to dropping dozens of balloons on people's heads, Super Chat can provide video creators with a new set of tools to engage their viewers in the content, while making a bit more money as well.

Google is also bringing other staples of the old fashioned 2D internet into VR. So, you can check notifications, see a web browser, and more while in VR.

Super Chat is a pretty interesting new feature also coming soon to YouTube.

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