The YouTube emblem on show within the foyer of YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif.

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YouTube will amp up the content material to be had on Fb’s Oculus Quest virtual-reality headset, with Google‘s huge video corporate announcing its VR app shall be a number of the release titles for the carefully watched software being launched Tuesday. 

That’ll make YouTube one of the broadly recognizable names for other people questioning what you’ll be able to in reality watch on an Oculus Quest

The $399 Quest headset is aiming to bridge the distance between cell and PC VR, bringing a higher-end revel in to an absolutely wi-fi headset, at a somewhat much less eye-popping worth. The hope of Fb’s Oculus — and plenty of others within the VR trade — is that Quest will help in making digital fact extra interesting and out there for mainstream shoppers. 

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Having YouTube, a video website online visited by way of greater than 2 billion people each month, on Quest lends a well-recognized, widespread title to the product. And YouTube’s VR app will instantly liberate a big library of VR and 360-video content material at the Quest. The app has greater than one million VR movies and reports. 

YouTube additionally introduced a program to make VR advent extra out there, consistent with a publish by way of YouTube’s head of VR/AR content material and partnerships Julia Hamiton Trost and VR product lead Kurt Wilms. YouTube is widening its YouTube VR Author Lab to Europe and is recently accepting applications

The corporate additionally touted tasks disbursed by way of YouTube VR that experience scored awards within the ultimate six months, together with a couple of Emmy awards animated VR Crow: The Legend, an animated revel in voiced by way of stars like John Legend and Oprah Winfrey. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory additionally gained an Emmy for his or her Cassini’s Grand Finale 360° videos and NASA’s first 360° livestream, and Isle of Dogs: Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality) gained two Webby Awards and the Clio Leisure Gold award. 


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