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Could Oculus/Netflix Deal To Bypass Screens Altogether?

Posted by: on Sep 30, 2015 | No Comments
Photo Credit: Sebastian Stabinger

Photo Credit: Sebastian Stabinger

As part of a broader rollout of Facebook’s Oculus initiative, Netflix just debuted a simulated living room where users can comfortably — in virtual terms, anyway — select movies, TV shows, and the like. Users can currently enter Netflix’s new artificial environment using Samsung’s Gear VR headset — and when it launches early next year, Facebook’s Oculus VR headset. To develop the experience, Netflix worked directly with Oculus and its chief technology officer, John Carmack. “Honestly, John did most of the development himself,” Anthony Park, vice president of engineering at Netflix, explains in a new blog post.  Facebook is taking a number of steps to get people excited for virtual reality, and capitalize on its $2 billion acquisition of VR leader Oculus. To that end, the social giant officially debuted 360-degree “spherical” videos in News Feed this week. Read the full story at Media Post link here.

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