Google introduces new VR180 degree YouTube format

YouTube launches VR 180, a video format that simplifies immersive storytelling

YouTube launches VR 180, a video format that simplifies immersive storytelling

Right now Google has a playlist of VR180 videos.

After years of claiming more than 1 billion monthly users, YouTube now says that it reaches 1.5 billion logged-in viewers each month.

In the past couple of years, there has been a huge push for 360-degree videos with content support from the likes of Vimeo and YouTube.

YouTube also announced that in the next coming weeks its mobile app will dynamically adapt to whatever screen size end-users choose to watch it in. VR180 is a simpler format, and it will soon be supported in video editors such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

"The reality is, filming 360-degree VR videos isn't easy for most creators and some VR cameras are expensive", Wojcicki wrote. In essence, it will be similar to a curved TV that has been stuck on the user's face. The new format has been made with collaboration with Google's Daydream team. These markets include: Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St.

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Wojcicki introduced two new mobile capabilities, including a feature that automatically reformats videos shot vertically or in square to render normally on a viewer's smartphone.

She said the platform has also seen a fourfold increase in live-streaming over the previous year. Despite viewers being able to look around in 360-degree videos, Google found that people spent 75 percent of their time focusing on the 90 degrees in front of them.

YouTube said Thursday that its first 37 original series and movies have generated almost 250 million views. That's a pretty big milestone, and the company hopes to further their accomplishments with today's news and other announcements and changes going into the future. A new device, developed alongside camera manufacturers such as LG, Yi and Lenovo, is about to be released by the company.

The details were shared by Susan Wojcicki, CEO in a blog post, who announced a number of updates such as VR, YouTube TV and other improvements at the VidCon; an online video conference in Anaheim, California on Thursday.

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