YouTube has announced that it is launching 360 degree live video streaming and they are also launching spatial audio for on demand videos.
Google first introduced 360 degree videos to YouTube back in March of last year and now they are launching the option to live stream these videos.
We first launched support for 360-degree videos back in March 2015. From musicians to athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things with this technology. Now, they’ll be able to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, with 360-degree live streaming. And after years of live streaming Coachella for fans around the world who can’t attend the festival, this year we’re bringing you the festival like never before by live streaming select artist performances in 360 degrees this weekend.
Starting today, we’re also launching spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos. Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.
You can find out more details about these new live 360 degree videos over at YouTube at the link below.