Sky have been teasing this for the last few months and its now finally available on both Android and iOS for free and for the foreseeable future it will remain free according to Sky.. You can also watch it on your Ger VR and Oculus Rift which is excellent.. So far the app looks great…..
The app, available now for anyone to download for free, showcases a range of immersive, 360-degree videos from Sky, and the best content from Sky’s partners including Star Wars: Red Carpet, Anthony Joshua: Becoming World Champion and clips from Disney’s The Jungle Book.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky, commented: “Interest in VR content is building, generating more excitement every day. We are just at the beginning of our VR journey at Sky, launching Sky VR studios earlier this year and we are already breaking new ground. Now comes the creative challenge of deploying this immersive experience with engaging story-telling. I am a big believer.”
Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director at Google and YouTube, says: “Great storytelling from Sky, in VR, for free on YouTube, and all accessible through Google Cardboard – a winning combination! Whether you’re passionate for sports or Beckham (or both!), this great partnership enables wonderful VR experiences for all to enjoy.”
Content highlights in the app at launch include:
Star Wars: Red Carpet (Sky Cinema) – get closer to the red carpet at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Anthony Joshua: Becoming World Champion – see Anthony as you have never seen him before, as he becomes IBF world heavyweight champion
Disney – two VR experiences from The Jungle Book, enabling viewers to get up close and personal with King Louie and Kaa
Fox Innovation Lab – The Martian Sneak Peek – transports viewers to Mars to follow the film’s protagonist Mark Watney after he has been stranded on the planet
Warner Brothers – Suicide Squad: Squad 360 – viewers can see what it’s like being a member of the Suicide Squad during a scene from the film
Team Sky – Journey to the Tour – follow the team preparing for their third Tour de France
F1® – Team Williams – lets fans go behind the scenes of the Williams team, in the pit lane and in car viewing
Sky News – Calais: The Jungle – taking viewers to the centre of the refugee crisis with footage from inside ‘The Jungle’
Baobab Studios – Invasion – a VR animation about a duo of aliens aiming to take over the world, but needing to overcome two fearsome white bunny rabbits
Jaunt – Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight – Paul takes viewers through the charming creation story of this song, and its music video
On testing the app there tonight its quite nice it must be said and being a big VR fan here with around 20 headsets at hand (We will have to just get an Official Sky one next) hint hint, its a welcome addition for fans to check out.. On starting the app you can have the choice of watching it either on your mobile device or using Goggle Cardboard. As always the best option is a headset of choice and a good pair of headphones.. There is a nice selection of content to begging here and I look forward to see what the future here will be like,Its Sky we cant be disappointed …
If you are a fan of tanks or anything World War 1 related this app is for you.. Launched to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first use of the tank on the battlefields of WW1, Tank 100 brings brings an Augmented Reality WW1 Tank experience to mobile phones and tablets. Alongside this AR experience the app allows users to view the latest World of Tanks 360 virtual reality films as well as a history of the development of the tank. The app is available now free on Android and iOS…
The fascinating history of the early development of the tank has been produced in association with The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK – one of the world’s leading museums of tanks and armoured warfare.
3D Tank Model – Users can place a tank onto a map and see a life size model virtually appear on their mobile. You can then snap a photo of your tank and share!
Tank AR – by downloading a World of Tanks image, users can make a miniature 3D model appear on their desktop!
360 VR films – The App showcases incredible Wargaming.net 360 tank films – including live and computer generated tank action.
History of the Tank – History of the tank in association with the Tank Museum, Bovington, from the earliest designs to the Battlefields of WW1.
Samsung Ireland and to be exact Samsung UK are offering a Free gear VR with a new purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge right now. Considered the cost of the S7 Edge personally it should come free, Samsung could have done with offering this to upcoming S7 owners too to sweeten the deal and get more people with VR headset in their hands. The headset will cost you around €99 outside any offer,You must buy the device in-store or on-line from Samsung between now and the 15th of October…. This is the best bit of kit to get immersive with and for the money its a good spend going forward..
We have been trying out the Aftershock VR documentary with their very own headset and its an eye opener,Cast your mind back to 2015 when the country had two huge earthquakes in as many months. Many of us on earth will probably never see one but for the majority it is something we see on the news. Put yourself in that position,9000 people lost their lives,things like this should make you think and not take life for granted..
I have been reviewing VR apps sometime now and this is not something that most of us are custom to in the VR space ,for the most its games and roller-coasters and so on but there is some interesting documentaries out there which you should go check out and look outside the box for a change you never know how surprised you will be with what you can learn…
The experience is also excellent on this headset and you really need to sport some headphones,sit back and enjoy and most importantly learn something this goes on for quite a while and not the typical short burst we are mostly see on documentaries.There is much to learn and see here..
AftershockVR / WaterAid takes you on a special journey with a guy called Krishna Sunuwar (The only plumber) in Kharelthok, Find yourself amidst the rubble of homes damaged in the devastating 2015 earthquakes and discover what it takes to repair the community’s vital water supply.
The headset itself is pretty good and you can order one free which is a nice idea and is simple to construct like any other and some padding here for the device is quite nice where the device sits and its also held closed with velcro, You will construct in seconds, All you need to do is download the app which is quite big and be sure to use your wi-fi to do so. The app is on Android and iOS and coming soon to Oculus.
Whilst sitting around the office and waiting for my crappy internet to work I stumbled across this game which is kind of cool for passing some time of you have nothing better to do, Think of temple run but not as nauseous if you have tried it already, Even a seasoned VR user at times I do get a tad disorientated and since introducing a game-pad to the game it gets worse,but saying that I mean the effect is good given your hand is not stuck up in the air looking like you are hailing a taxi..
This game is fun quick and will give your neck a good workout if anything and there is to some degree a bit of immersion there but not on the same level as Temple Run.. With a few more updates I think it could be even better
CubeRun is a running game which is build in a world of cube. You will need shake your head left or right to avoid any obstacles in your way. Especially don’t tilt your body or head because it doesn’t work. You also need collect the coins and run as far as you can. Because your speed will be faster and faster, also the map will be more difficult. You will get into 4 different maps such as spring, summer, autumn and winter. And each season has day and night. During the night the part of your sight will be dark, so you should better be careful.
First of all a huge thanks to the team at Viar 360 for sending us over some of their samples to check out. Here at techbuzzireland we are focusing quite alot on VR and if you have anything you want featured get in touch,We have more to come and since VR is the craze its the perfect time to get in touch..
Who is viarbox first of all..
viar360.com are developing a cloud-based content management system for virtual reality that will empower publishers, educators, brands, and marketers,they also make and sell custom branded virtual reality goggles. Viar360 an online platform that lets you create interactive VR experiences from 360 video & photos with no coding involved. Everything works through browsers, so you’re able to share the stories on social media, blogs, newsletters,…
Every good producer needs a solid plan. With Viar360 you quickly and easily create an outline of the story, plan your transitions and build a fundamental roadmap for a dramatic adventure.
All your media sits safely and securely on our hosted servers. Whenever someone needs to see the story it is streamed through the web browser on all devices – from mobile phone, desktops to VR headsets.
Turn your 360/VR into an interactive adventure with muti-branched storypaths, action trigers, informational popus and embedded images or videos.
Your client didn’t approve some of the cuts or details? Revision with Viar360 is a peace of cake. Collaborate using “comment hotspots” and review exact positions on your story that need improvement.
Views do matter, but you also need to know where your viewer is looking. Use our heatmap tool to see where their attention is going and report to your stakeholders how your story is performing.
With VR the potential to show off is great and over the last few months countries now use this technology to show off what they have to offer which is an excellent idea, We are now seeing more and more countries do this and not only is it good for VR fans to check out its potentially good for business.
With the 360 ° Virtual Reality (VR) app for Munich to do virtually, with or without VR goggles Munich hotspots. It is as you would locally.
Take a look around from the historic centre to the Alps; navigate from the surfers at Eisbach to the beer garden at the Chinese Tower. Stroll through Viktualienmarkt and adopt the perspective of a local market seller. Visit the Frauenkirche or surround yourself with modern art at the Pinakothek der Moderne. Watch the sun rise over Munich from the roof terrace of Hotel Bayerischer Hof or enjoy the magnificent views from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental.
Whether panoramic photos or motion pictures in the 360-degree video, the Munich 360°-VR app offers extraordinary vistas of the city’s highlights which captivate tourists and local Munich residents alike.
Once your mobile phone is placed into a VR headset, the 3D effect is created as each eye sees only one of the two images (similar to earlier stereo photographs or stereoscopy).
Whether panoramic photos or moving images in 360 degree video, the Munich 360 ° -V R app offers unusual perspectives on the city’s highlights, which attract not only tourists but also Munich under its spell.
Free on Android and iOS and coming to Oculus in the next few days..
A few weeks ago we brought you the news of one of the better roller-coaster VR apps called Coastiality that hit google cardboard, The good news now is that is available on the Oculus store and its completely FREE.
Coastiality by Europa Park has quite a bit to offer to the fore and for roller coaster fans you are in for a treat,There is a lack of good roller coaster apps that give a real immersive feeling but not here with several on board the app,the intro on the app is also excellent with great music to boot.
The app is also well presented with apps on display right from the start,Also you can pick to either download or stream the experience and then you can pick between 2K and 4K resolution.. I have tried out the apps and they are quite good..This also applies on the Oculus version,just use the 4K and grab a pair of headphones…
Fancy enjoying a roller coaster ride in VR from the comfort of your home? Do you want to experience virtual worlds coming to life while riding through theme parks around the world? Welcome to Coastiality, your home for unique, high quality virtual reality experiences!
Hit the logo below to get the download. Keep your eyes off the blonde woman sitting beside you..