YouTube's Live-Streaming 360 Performance Is Happening Now For The First Time
It seems to be a trend that VR tech companies are partnering with artists and musicians to produce 360-degree music videos from around the world, or what’s even better is a live streaming 360 performance. YouTube came to The Verge asking them to bring on an artist for the premiere performance on YouTube's Live 360 platform.
It is happening now live with The Verge, bringing you the first ever 360-degree live stream from the YouTube Space LA, with The Verge’s Emily Yoshida and indie pop star D∆WN.
D∆WN is an American singer-songwriter, started her career after auditioning for Making the Band 3 in 2004, and later became a member of girl band Danity Kane between 2005 to 2009. The group was reformed with 3 of the original 5 members in late 2013. D∆WN is the first musician ever to perform live on 360-streaming video on YouTube.
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This musical performance combine sci-fi with R&B and EDM, which is a big step into the future of 360-degree video and VR for YouTube! Click here if you are accessing the live performance from a mobile device.
Dawn Richard tells Emily Yoshida,
“Interactive media is something that I really, really enjoy,” she told me. “I love trying to touch fans visually in different ways.”
If you're in the LA area, you are welcome to come see the original Live 360 platform.
• Where: YouTube Space Los Angeles, 12422 Bluff Creek Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
• When: April 20th, 2016
• What time: doors open at 4PM PT; performance begins at 5PM PT
• Event rules and conditions
Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video
YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
From mobile and tablets
To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:
D∆WN: the first ever YouTube Live 360 performance
Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.
For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.