YouTube finally supports VR on iPhones

A standard YouTube video in Google Cardboard display mode.

A standard YouTube video in Google Cardboard display mode.

Google added support for virtual reality headsets to its Android YouTube app late last year, enabling any video to be seen in side-by-side immersive view simply by clicking on a cardboard icon at the top right or bottom right of the video screen.

Traditional videos were shown as if they were playing on a giant movie screen floating in space, and 360 and virtual reality videos switched to fully immersive view.

Read full story at CNET.

The news comes just in time to watch Google’s I/O conference keynote address in virtual reality.

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.