Recently virtual reality has been getting a lot of attention for being able to turn your headset into a personal television. March Madness is in full swing and the advertising campaign for watching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on your Oculus Go headset is grabbing a lot of commercial time. The ability to watch the NCAA tourney in VR is not a new capability, this application is entering it’s fourth year, but the difference is the availability of Oculus Go headsets. The popular headset has started to make it into homes across the world thanks to it’s low 199.00 price tag and the stand-alone technology that the headset brings to the table.
This isn’t just available for the NCAA Tournament, this type of viewing capability is being used by the NFL, MLB, and NBA. With most major sports getting behind VR, and the headsets continuing to improve, the capabilities may become endless. We wrote a bit ago about how the sporting world was attaching itself to virtual reality, but it is fun to see how far they have come and how much they are advertising this type of viewing medium. This should be a notice to the rest of the entertainment world to hop on board the VR train as long as this ride will last. Not only are the sporting industries getting on board with VR, streaming companies like Netflix also have been testing VR with consumers. In the Netflix application you escape to a mountain top retreat to relax and watch your favorite show or movie, great for anyone who enjoys not being bothered when viewing.
VR is a great way to experience the games, it puts you court side to some of most exciting sporting events in the country and in the world. There are a few limitations to some of the experiences and there is an additional cost to watching this particular tournament, but all-in-all it’s the way many are going to view it going forward. Contact VR Visage today if you have any virtual and augmented related questions!