Facebook is launching its own video app on the Gear VR

09 March, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Archie Newman
  • Facebook's new Samsung Gear VR app shows all the 360

Vimeo announced today it will let creators upload, share and sell 360 video on the platform, saying it thinks creators already using Vimeo could help the format catch on more broadly. And while there's been a lot of hype about virtual reality and 360 video over the past year, some wonder how much people actually want to watch it.

It's been nearly two years since Facebook brought 360-degree photo and video support to its social network. From there, you'll be presented with a grid of content to view, separated into different feeds.

Facebook 360, available to download from the Oculus app, is now only available on Samsung Gear VR and Gear VR-compatible headsets.

You'll have to imagine what it'd look like in VR.

On Wednesday, the company made good on those hints by releasing Facebook 360, a standalone app for the Samsung Gear VR.

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Besides seeing the latest 360 videos from media companies, organizations, artists, and maybe even your friends, you can easily follow their Pages or profiles from within the Gear VR app. Photos and videos can be saved for viewing at a later time or shared right back to your Facebook page. Vimeo has launched Vimeo 360, a new hub that will spotlight 360-degree filmmaking while offering numerous creative resources to its users. Vimeo takes care of the rest, allowing you to view 360 videos on a range of VR headsets.

"Vimeo has always been committed to preserving and delivering the highest quality video and our move into 360 expands our premium video technology solution to 360 filmmakers".

Vimeo just added support for 360-degree videos. To start, you'll simply click the box that says "This video was recorded in 360" when you begin uploading it and then select whether it's a monoscopic or stereoscopic video from a drop down list.

Timeline: "Relive your memories in a new way through your own 360 photo and video uploads".

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