Samsung Gear VR is one of the most used virtual reality devices, something logical if we consider that Samsung is the world leader in the smartphone market. The video service also announced a new co-viewing feature for its VR app Wednesday. This "Watch Together" feature can be accessed from within the app.
Here's a preview of the UI you can expect to see when in a shared space.
It's also noteworthy that Gear VR is powered by Facebook's Oculus software. While there are only a handful of videos that now support this feature, the content which has the "Watch Together" icon beneath it can be accessed via the Daydream View or Gear VR.
The expansion of YouTube VR to Gear VR is significant for a few reasons: For one, Gear VR remains the most popular VR headset, with Samsung announcing in early 2017 that it had sold over 5 million units.
The team behind this app wants everyone with a virtual reality headset to be able to experience YouTube VR and that's why they have brought it to the Gear VR as well.
Some lucky users will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of some of our other favourite musicians through the VR180 Rockstar VR series. For now, this new feature will not reach the rest of the devices. For example, new content from SoKrispyMedia "puts you in the middle of a video game, where you can race to escape a digital world before a glitch traps you there forever". Google hasn't dedicated to apps for extra units, however is alleged to be running to convey YouTube VR to as many customers as conceivable.