A Time-Warping Couch Makes Its Debut In This Virtual Reality Experience
Mar 16, 2015
360-degree videos are captured using special cameras that record from multiple directions (picture melting 3-4 video cameras into one, all facing different directions).
Viewers with VR headsets or Google Glass can manipulate this video's angles just by moving their heads. Android devices do this via tilting the device, while the web version features a directional scrolling button.
As if YouTube wasn't interesting enough already, they've now added support for 360-degree videos that allow viewers to explore a video from any angle, giving them a more realistic experience. Currently, the feature is only available on Chrome and Android-based platforms, but support for other browsers and iOS devices is expected very soon.