YouTube Adds 360-Degree Live Streaming, Spatial Audio

by David Cohen
YouTube Monday announced support for 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio for on-demand videos. Chief product officer Neal Mohan made the announcement in a blog post, saying that it debuted the technology at the Coachella music festival this past weekend, and adding that spatial audio is available for on-demand YouTube videos.Read the full article

The Hunger Games - Virtual Reality Experience (VR Video)

This is a VR video—a brand new kind of video that gives you a sense of depth in every direction so you feel like you’re actually there. For full effect, watch it in a Google Cardboard viewer ( With The Hunger Games - Virtual Reality Experience, immerse yourself in a 360° narrative that explores key moments from throughout Katniss’ journey, across all four films in the series. Soar through iconic environments and scenes from throughout Panem, encountering your favorite characters and witnessing the global phenomenon from within. Watch with a Google Cardboard viewing device and the YouTube app for Android to enjoy the Hunger Games VR Experience in stereoscopic 3D virtual reality, or without to view it using your device's accelerometer, expanded across the entire view screen. When watching on desktop, be sure to 'click and drag' on the video, or use your keyboards arrow keys to explore in 360° space. Nothing Can Prepare You For The End. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 tickets are on sale NOW! Find Showtimes: See It In Theaters This Friday. #MockingjayPart2 #MockingjayTickets Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin], and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 co-stars Academy Award®-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.

SCHOOL OF ROCK: The Musical – “You’re in the Band” (360 Video)

Get Tickets: Experience 360-degrees of PURE ROCK AND ROLL with our first-of-its-kind music video for "You're in the Band." Watch in Chrome or in the YouTube App on your iOS or Android (version 8+). In Youtube App: Turn your mobile device in any direction or use your finger to move around the classroom! On Chrome: Use the on-screen arrow keys or “click and drag” inside the frame to move around the classroom! Join the REBELLION! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The SCHOOL OF ROCK Original Cast Recording is Now Available Everywhere Spotify: Apple Music: SCHOOL OF ROCK is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The stage musical is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has composed 14 new songs to create a score, which also features all the original songs from the movie. SCHOOL OF ROCK, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. No one can stop the SCHOOL OF ROCK! “You're in the Band” from SCHOOL OF ROCK: The Musical on Broadway. Starring Alex Brightman and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK. Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyricist: Glenn Slater Book writer: Julian Fellowes Director: Laurence Connor Video directed by Brett Sullivan. Producer Clayton Jacobsen for Steam Motion and Sound Choreography: JoAnn M Hunter Music Co-Producer: Rob Cavallo Music Supervisor: Ethan Popp Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos Executive Producer: Nina Lannan Producers: The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group, Shubert Organisation, The Nederlander Organization.

Get Barreled in Tahiti with Samsung Gear VR, C.J. Hobgood

Now you can surf in Tahiti, with this immersive 360 VR experience. Subscribe to our channel HERE: Video by Samsung / Rapid VR Directed by Taylor Steele For best results please update your desktop browser. We recommend using the latest version of Chrome for optimal playback. Use your mouse to toggle and get the fully-immersive experience. Enjoy!