Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) hardware and software products manufacturer Oculus has announced launching of Oculus TV – its dedicated hub for watching flatscreen video in VR on the standalone Oculus Go headset.
“Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Oculus TV – a new and immersive way to experience your favourite shows, movies, and more on Oculus Go,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Monday.
Originally announced at Facebook F8 2018, Oculus TV is a hub for must-watch programming, like Hulu and Showtime shows, sports programming including MLB Live games via Facebook Watch, the best in pulse-pounding e-sports and more-all on a massive virtual screen, equivalent to a 180-inch TV in real life.
“At the centre of the Oculus TV experience is a sleek, modern, and entirely immersive viewing area. Designed with comfortable lounging in mind, this new space is blissfully distraction-free, making it the perfect place to binge watch your favourite shows or catch up on the latest Hollywood hits. And with Oculus Go, getting in some personal TV time before bed-or anytime, really-is both easy and comfortable. The virtual display itself is like having your own private theatre that’s always ready to go, and you’ll never have to share the remote,”
F8 is an annual conference held by Facebook, intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the website.
The company added from now, each new Oculus Go is an all-in-one VR headset comes with Oculus TV right out of the box, so users can start enjoying their favourites.