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YouTube in the living room now supports 360-degree video

20 May 2017

According to Google users will be able to enter into a shared room for a specific 360-degree video and their personas will be represented by the likes of 3-dimensional avatars.

That's not the most exciting news, however, because it goes much deeper into providing you with other information that Google Home can supply on request.

Have you ever wanted to come face-to-face with YouTube commenters?

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Lastly, the update will look to improve the UI of Daydream platform by adding a new dashboard in VR for quick access to settings and notifications, as well as the ability to switch apps easily.

I could see this being really fun for watching new movie trailers, like a new Star Wars drop. Since then, developers have been scrambling to make social VR experiences explode into the mainstream, and things like Rec Room have made this possible on other headsets like the HTC Vive.

The person who receives this call will not be able to see any identity except a "Private number" tag, which you can change to your personal number. It seems quite similar to to what Facebook showed off at F8 with its Spaces social networking app though there won't be quite as much potential for social interaction due to the limitations of mobile VR.

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Google is also bringing other staples of the old fashioned 2D internet into VR. Google has announced that Google Home will be introducing a lot of new features very soon.

There's also a VR version of the Chrome browser coming with Eupherates.

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YouTube in the living room now supports 360-degree video