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Oculus Venues add spectating app in VR

The Facebook Oculus VR division is unveiling a new social VR app that will allow users to watch events with friends and family.

Virtual hangout

Facebook is honing in on sports events, concerts, and other venues to create unique communal experiences for users of Oculus Go and the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Oculus Venues is pitched as containing all the lights, sounds, and atmosphere of a live outing – but with some added benefits.

Not only can you spectate with your friends and family, you can switch your point of view. So if you’re sitting in on a cricket match and want a different vantage, it's just the click of a button.


Even when talking to different users or listening to surrounding conversations, the audio is articulated in three dimensions, adding to the feeling that you're there with friends.

Users will notices highlighted Oculus Venues in their headset’s Explore feed that will make it easier to subscribe to upcoming VR events.

A full list of VR venues can be found here. The new immersion into VR spaces won’t just bring people together, but gives access to venues and experience previously unavailable to some.

What do you think about the new virtual spaces? Do you think this could be the next big thing? Let us know in our comments.

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