YouTube app for iOS received VR update which allows iPhone users to enjoy YouTube’s VR Videos with Google Cardboard and any other Virtual reality headsets. Users can view these VR Videos by downloading the latest version of the YouTube app from the App store and they can also watch 360 degree videos with just a click on the cardboard icon in the video.
Android users received full support for cardboard in November, 2015. And now after a long wait iOS users are finally allowed to completely make use of the Goggle cardboard. Apple in the recent past said that it is working on its own VR technology and it has reportedly placed a team of VR and AR experts. The first Apple VR headset was the Mattel View-Master Virtual Reality Starter pack, priced at $29.95 and it was found in Apple stores back in the month of February.
— Google VR (@googlevr) May 16, 2016
Steps to activate the cardboard mode for an alluring experience of 360 degree videos:
- Download the latest Version v11.18 YouTube app for iOS
- Open the App and start playing a video of your choice.
- If it’s a normal video, click on the “more” icon on the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on the Cardboard icon and insert the compatible device iPhone to the Google VR headset or any other VR headset.
Now, you can enjoy the videos in the cardboard mode for an immersive 360⁰ experience.
Rumors continue on Google launching a new Android VR platform later in this week. So with this update for iOS, it is clear that the cardboard platform continues as the company’s mobile VR device.
Well, the latest YouTube app version v11.18 for iOS is version weighs 52.7 MB. The very important point over here is users should keep in mind that this update does not magically turn the regular YouTube videos into 360 degree videos in the cardboard mode. Users can experience great 360 degree videos with cardboard mode than in the “magic window” mode.