The past week saw a run of big announcements that are edging 360 video ever closer to the mainstream, and giving fans and creators of immersive content plenty of reason for excitement.
In no particular order:
1. Facebook released Facebook 360, a dedicated social app for discovering, watching and organizing 360 video. [via TechCrunch]
2. CNN announced the creation of CNNVR, a news unit dedicated to immersive 360 video journalism, with correspondents based in 12 cities around the world. CNN will distribute 360 content on their iOS and Android mobile apps (they say this makes their app the world’s third largest VR mobile app, after Facebook and YouTube), on desktop at CNN.com/VR, and on all major VR headsets. Continue reading