YouTube VR Finally Available On the Oculus Go

Donna Miller
November 15, 2018

Oculus has now officially announced the availability of YouTube VR on the standalone Oculus Go platform. It seems, however, that after the hype and frenzy died down, either Google or Oculus or both forgot to make good their promise.

YouTube also announced some more news geared towards VR creators Monday: The video service is bringing its VR180 creator app, which aims to simplify the publishing of 180-degree video content, to Windows. In fact, users can use the device for watching videos, especially now that the YouTube VR app is available on Oculus Go. All you need is a browser, really, but it's a painstaking experience to do it on your desktop.

That's where the headset comes in so that you can swing your head around instead.

With other apps looking to fill that gap Google likely didn't want to lose its dominance in the video market, so it brought YouTube to Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR nearly at the same time this summer, via Steam and Oculus Store respectively.

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Oculus Go, which is Facebook's take at an entry-level VR device, is priced at United States dollars 199.

You will be able to finally experience immersive content right on rival Facebook's Oculus Go.

The app was originally focused to smartphones only, either through Google Cardboard or the mobile Google Daydream View, but now, YouTube has expanded its reach and it offers some exciting features.

After downloading the application onto your headset, all you have to sign into your YouTube account to see your subscriptions, watch history, suggestions, and more.

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