YouTube made the announcement yesterday that they will be unveiling a new immersive way to live stream, and just in time for Coachella’s final weekend! The cool part: the videos are shot in 360 degrees complete surround view for a whole new virtual reality experience.
YouTube, backed by Google tech, certainly seems excited for the world to experience their new immersive technology. YouTube’s official blog had this to say:
“We first launched support for 360-degree videos back in March 2015. From musicians to athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things with this technology. Now, they’ll be able to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, with 360-degree live streaming. And after years of live streaming Coachella for fans around the world who can’t attend the festival, this year we’re bringing you the festival like never before by live streaming select artist performances in 360 degrees this weekend.”
In addition to the video footage,YouTube is also rolling out a brand new spatial audio feature to accompany the 360 experience which “allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role”.
It’s as close as technology has come so far to letting us unlucky non-Californians finally feel like we are truly surrounded by the glory of Coachella.YouTube has not yet released which artists will be covered by their 360 live stream this weekend.
Check out their official blog for all the details.