Bigscreen, the social VR platform which has been in beta for several years now, has just launched Bigscreen TV, an expansion of its platform with more than 50 channels of free video content.
Most channels are available 24/7, and are free for all users (ad-supported). Here is a list of channels available at launch:
- Movies & TV: Rifftrax, MST3K, Anime, Pokémon, Pluto Movies, Comet, Shout! Factory, and more
- Gaming & Sports: Red Bull TV, 24/7 Poker, 24/7 Trivia, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, Top Twitch (Ninja, Shroud, Sodapoppin, Timthetatman, Lirik, DrDisrespect, DrLupo, Pokimane, Summit1g), and more
- News & Finance: NBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Sky News, Newsy, Cheddar News, RT America, Weather Nation, Crypto News, and more
- Random: Monstercat, Lofi Hip Hop Beats Radio, Comedy Central, NASA, SpaceX, 24/7 Cats, and more
The content can be viewed together in VR with other users in public rooms, or in private rooms that can be launched individually and shared with family and friends.
Bigscreen is a cross-platform application, and works on every major PC and Mobile VR headset, including SteamVR (HTC Vive, Valve Index), Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, and Samsung GearVR.
The launch of Bigscreen TV is notable, in that it currently offers the largest selection of live video content in a shared VR platform. Taking advantage of the rising popularity of standalone headsets like Oculus Go and Oculus Quest, Bigscreen TV is launching at an opportune moment for the VR industry.
See more details in Bigscreen’s launch announcement.
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.