You’ll soon be able to have YouTube viewing parties in VR


VR is often slammed for being an isolating experience, but companies like Facebook and Google are making strides to make it more social.

At Google I/O, Google previewed an upcoming YouTube VR feature for Daydream 2.0 (also called Euphrates) that’ll let you and your friends watch YouTube videos in VR and then have discussions about them.

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The feature, which YouTube’s Erin Teague calls a “co-watching experience,” will let users essentially have conversations via what appears to be digital avatars that float on a dock in the middle of the screen. Read more…

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