YouTube To Soon Support 360-degree Videos

by Elon Musk | Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 | 2630 views

If you’ve always wanted to upload and share your 360-degree video moments with the rest of the world, or add an extra dimension to your vlogging skills, there’s some good news.

360-degree view angle

Google has revealed that YouTube will soon be adding native support to allow that all-round experience on its video streaming service.

The concrete dates pointing to when this service will be available to the public have not yet been released. According to a report by Gizmodo, however, a spokesperson from YouTube said that the company is “working to support the 360-degree videos in the coming weeks”.

Immersive content is a growing business area, which entertains a rapidly increasing number of users worldwide. Nonetheless, such viewing styles have yet to hit mainstream services like YouTube.

With 360-degree video coming to VR headsets, and more 360-degree capable devices such as Bublcam, Ricoh Theta, and Kodak SP360 hitting the market, YouTube’s announcement might just inspire more enthusiasts, hobbyists and filmmakers to try out some different viewing styles and experiences.

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