The Korean electronics giant launched Milk VR on Tuesday, a service that will provide free 360-degree videos to anyone using a Gear VR virtual-reality headset. The content is expected to dribble out on a consistent basis in an effort to get people coming back to the service.
The Milk VR videos will be watchable in 360 degrees so the user can look around at every angle. It’s a feat best achieved with a well-oiled swivel chair.“Video is like the Wild West in VR,” said Nick DiCarlo, head of Samsung’s VR business, in an interview earlier this month.DiCarlo said in the interview that he was looking at engagement, not unit sales, as his metric of success for Gear VR. He declined to say when he thought virtual reality would be embraced by the masses.
The Gear VR went on sale on December 8 in the US, intended more for developers and artists looking to test the device, rather than a mainstream consumer device. The $199 headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to work.
What’s samsung say about this product-
Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and is not compatible with other smartphones or devices. All carrier Note 4 software updates required for VR compatibility are now available to download over W-Fi. Some high-quality gaming apps may require the use of an Android game controller to offer control capabilities in addition to the Gear VR’s integrated touchpad and tracking sensors.
Samsung is only announcing the Milk VR app and service today……