YouTubers rejoice! 360-degree video support has arrived just a couple of months after it was first promised. The feature is now available for anyone accessing YouTube from an Android device or a Chrome web browser but Google has assured users that it’s “working to bring this to iPhone, iPad and other devices soon.”
As first promised back in January, YouTube has officially begun supporting 360 degree video formats in the majority of its mobile and web platforms. It’s a smart move, especially considering the growing interest in content-starved virtual reality platforms. YouTube says it will support 360 video viewing in its existing YouTube Android app, on YouTube’s website, and in embedded videos on Chrome. Mobile users can tilt their device arund to adjust the point of view, much like you would with an augmented reality experience, while on the desktop, viewers can use their mouse to drag the video and see new angles. iPhone and iPad support isn’t available yet, but it should be available in the future.