BBC Launches Free VR App

The BBC Taster division has launched a free VR app for iOS and Android. The Corporation said that the free app will feature a range of content designed to push the limits of VR on mobile devices, including animated VR, interactive 360° videos, dynamic binaural audio and branching narratives.

At launch, the BBC Taster VR app includes content from the BBC Three and Planet Earth II, with more from across the BBC coming soon.

BBC Taster VR was developed using technology from EEVO to help BBC teams publish experimental mobile VR experiences to audiences. Alongside user feedback, the app provides analytics and VR heat maps to show where users are looking while they are in virtual reality. This will help BBC developers and editorial teams learn more from their content, helping them to refine storytelling techniques in this emerging medium.

BBC Taster Diviison launches free VR appBBC Taster Division launches free VR app