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Content choices will drive virtual reality

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content choices”, according to ABI Research. The new report claims that while mobile device-reliant virtual reality (VR) shipments — such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream— dwarf today’s other VR […]

BBC launches virtual reality talk show

UK public broadcaster the BBC has launched No Small Talk, a one-off virtual reality talk show for millennial women. The show is being coproduced by VR production company VR City and immersive content specialist Lyristic. The programme will be available as a 360-degree video on the low-cost Google Cardboard viewer and the Samsung Gear VR […]

Netflix: VR not compatible with binge-viewing

Top Netflix execs are not buying the clamour for virtual reality experiences. In an interview with VentureBeat, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (pictured) said fully immersive content is not compatible with the streaming service’s binge-watching model. With VR, “you’re exhausted after 20 minutes,” he said. “We are more focused on a lean-back, relaxing experience.” “I can’t […]