If you were sad that you won’t be able to be in Pyeong Chang for this year’s Winter Olympic, then you’re in for a treat. NBC will help you enjoy the event simply on your VR device.
The broadcaster has said that it will be streaming around 50 hours VR coverage from a bunch of games right from the venue. According to the sources, NBC partnered with Intel in order to setup multi-camera pods all across the venue to create a 360-degree virtual reality environment. The footage will include opening, closing ceremonies, fun events like snowboarding, ski jumping, figure skating, ice hockey, curling and also a bunch of behind the scene interviews.
This isn’t the best part although, unlike summer Olympics, the content won’t be exclusive to Samsung headset users. The footage will be available on a wider range of platforms and devices. As per the report from Variety, the content would be available for “authenticated users on Samsung, Google, Windows, and Android and iOS devices through the NBC Sports VR app.”
At this point, I should bring in to your notice that this will be the first time that Olympics would be streamed in VR for almost all the VR headsets. No doubt in the fact that technology is still isn’t mature enough to provide life-like experience, but it would be worth noticing how many people love the experience and how well it is received.
Would you be watching the VR stream at your home? Tell us in the comments.