The VR Bigscreen social platform is, above all, a place where users can share their desktops with friends. Bigscreen TV, however, does service in a new direction.
The Bigscreen released today allows up to eight VR users to watch over 50 TV channels. The service will provide free access to channels such as Red Bull TV, NBC, Pluto Movies and Bloomberg with integration from platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Each channel can be broadcast to “thousands” of people watching them in groups of eight. Channels are publicly available, so you can meet new people who want to watch this content with you.
Bigscreen cross-platform support is alive and well, which means PC VR users (Rift, Index, Vive, Windows) can join Oculus Go, Quest and Gear VR users. Not every channel will be available in every region, most will offer content 24/7.
“We have created a new VR video viewing technology that can download streaming video and live streaming sites,” Darshan Shankar explained in a Bigscreen blog.
“We have integrated YouTube, Twitch, Pluto, and Comet, with a large number of sites that will be available soon. Bigscreen TV allows VR users to access content that they can already access via a web browser, but with a user interface similar to Apple TV. ”
In addition, there will be new television events, and upcoming offers include Playoffs of the Overwatch League and the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9. Elsewhere, today’s update brings a new, modern launch environment, UX improvements and bug fixes. The system of friends and premium movie nights are still ahead.
The release follows the huge 2019 update for the app, which arrived in February. Bigscreen remains in beta as a free app.
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