YouTube says its newly-introduced 360-degree live streaming now gets users one step closer to actually being at those places and in those moments.
According to Youtube, support for 360-degree videos which was first launched in March 2015, has been a useful tool for musicians, athletes, brands and creators who have all done some incredible things with the technology.
YouTube team is taking immersive video even further with 360-degree live streaming that lets users to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, the company says adding that the new technology will also feature live streaming of selected artistes performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival for fans who can’t attend the event.
Also launched by the company alongside 360-degree is another new technology- spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos that allows users to listen along as they do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.
“To make sure all creators can tell awesome stories with virtual reality, we’ve been working with companies across the industry. We’re working with companies like ‘Video Stitch’ and ‘Two Big Ears’ to make their software compatible with 360-degree live streams or spatial audio on YouTube and more will be available soon”, the company says.
“We’ll also make 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio technologies available at all YouTube locations around the globe, so you can take it for a spin. What excites me most about 360-degree storytelling is that it lets us open up the world’s experiences to everyone. Students can now experience news events in the classroom as they unfold”, according to the online video service.
YouTube says that what were once limited experiences are now available to anyone, anywhere, at any time, so that “travelers can experience faraway sites and explorers can dive deep-sea, all without the physical constraints of the real world.”