Google and Discovery take steps to make virtual reality mainstream
Viewers equipped with a Google headset can journey across all seven continents via YouTube, DiscoveryVR.com or on the Discovery VR app, without incurring subscription costs.
No longer is virtual reality part of the lexicon that describes the future of travel.
Discovery Communications and Google are ushering in a new era of popular travel media with the November 3 launch of the seven-part, 38-episode series Discovery TRVLR.
Viewers equipped with a Google Daydream View headset or Google Cardboard can journey across all seven continents via YouTube, DiscoveryVR.com or on the Discovery VR app, without incurring subscription costs. (The series is also available in non-VR format on the web, Android and iOS phones.)
Each episode follows a local with a particular expertise such as Angus, the New Zealandspelunker who took O’Dea, his crew and viewers on what is effectively a guided tour.
But it isn’t just VR technology that has the potential to further evolve. According to O’Dea, the series could also lend itself to second and third iterations.
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