Amazon Prime Video VR arrives on Oculus headsets
Amazon has launched a new VR app for Oculus headsets (Quest, Go, and Gear VR). According to a blog post from Oculus, Amazon Prime members in the US and UK can watch programming from Amazon Prime Video, including a curated selection of 360° videos.
Beyond the Prime Video library of TV shows and movies, Prime Video VR also offers 10 handpicked 360° videos at launch and will continue to add VR-specific content. Prime members can watch the Emmy-nominated short film INVASION!, starring two adorable bunnies as they thwart an alien attack on planet Earth, and Greenland Melting, an immersive documentary from NOVA and Frontline that explores the effects of climate change on the Arctic island of Greenland.
Prime members have full access to all their Prime Video and VR content. And while non-Prime members can’t access VR-specific content, they can watch anything from their personal library in VR.
Amazon finally joins Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu in providing an app for streaming content on VR devices. Video content can also be streamed in VR via Bigscreen.
For more information on Amazon Prime Video VR visit: amazon.com/PrimeVideoVR.
Roy Kachur is a Media Technologist, IT Architect, and VR Evangelist. He has worked in the information technology field since the 1990’s, and in the media industry since 2014. He believes that VR will play a significant role in the future of media.