Yesterday, social media giant Facebook announced that it will be launching Live 360-degree video streaming. Facebook is steadily putting VR into it’s platform. With the start of 360-degree videos, then adding 360-degree pictures and now, 360-degree Live streaming video. This is great for VR, now can we get the little goggle button? The only thing missing now is the ability to look at Facebook’s 360-degree content on a VR headset. I’m pretty sure it will be announced soon.
Facebook has partnered with cable network National Geographic, for it’s first 360 Live stream video. NatGeo is using the feature today (3pm ET) to broadcast, as part of promoting its “Mars” space-travel series.
Look at the reactions (within 10 minutes) must we really keep prooving that VR is the next platform?
NatGeo’s live 360-degree stream will include a look behind the scenes at the scientists’ living quarters, show how they suit up in their spacesuits, and feature video from a rover out for a spin across the Martian landscape. The broadcast will also include a Q&A with a lineup of experts, writers and thinkers, who will take questions from Facebook users around the world.