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Oculus Go gets Sling TV, ESPN, FOX NOW and a new holiday promo

Oculus Go gets Sling TV, ESPN, FOX NOW and a new holiday promo

The standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go has been on the receiving end of three new apps for video content: ESPN, Sling TV, and FOX NOW. The latest additions join a number of existing video options, including Pluto TV, Netflix, Plex, YouTube, and more. As well, Oculus is offering customers the opportunity to get an $80 credit for Sling TV, a livestreaming television service.

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Oculus Go, Gear VR Virtual Desktop mirrors your Windows PC in VR

Oculus Go, Gear VR Virtual Desktop mirrors your Windows PC in VR

Virtual and augmented reality were hailed to be the next wave of computing, reshaping the way we interact with computers and digital content. So far that hasn’t happened because headsets are mostly beyond anyone’s means and most of the software for VR and AR have mostly been designed with entertainment in mind. Untethered headsets like the Oculus Go and, to some extent, the Samsung Gear VR are designed to address that and the new mobile version of Virtual Desktop could give them more things to do in those virtual worlds.

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YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

Back in September at its fifth Oculus Connect conference, the company that started the VR renaissance announced that YouTube VR, Google’s premiere hub for 360, and 180, degree videos, would be coming to the new, independent VR headset and platform. It seems, however, that after the hype and frenzy died down, either Google or Oculus or both forgot to make good their promise. Because it’s only now, almost two months later, that YouTube VR has finally landed on the Oculus Go.

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Oculus Go can now cast to mobile apps for everyone to see

Oculus Go can now cast to mobile apps for everyone to see

VR and AR, especially when headsets are involved, are solitary experiences. Yes, you can join others around some virtual campfire or in a virtual disco room, but everything you see is for your eyes only and no else can experience it first hand. That is unless you let them see through your eyes. The latest update to the Oculus Go does exactly that, sort of. It will let others see what you’re seeing, except they’ll have to settle for watching it the flat screen of your phone or tablet.

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YouTube VR released to Oculus GO

YouTube VR released to Oculus GO

YouTube VR finally made its way to Oculus GO this week at OC5. That's Oculus Connect, the 5th in a row, bringing with it a wide array of new games and experiences in each of the three Oculus VR headsets. This app brings the entire world of YouTube to Oculus GO in more ways than one.

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Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere

Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere

Oculus Go is almost like a the middle child of Oculus’ other existing VR devices, the full-featured Oculus Rift and the smartphone-powered Samsung Gear VR. The device, which almost resembles a smartphone in terms of specs, tries to offer the mobility of a Gear VR but without the hassles of having to slot in a phone. To make sure that the Oculus Go doesn’t get treated like a middle child, the VR pioneer has launched Oculus TV so you can enjoy your video streaming anytime, anywhere, perhaps even when you’re not supposed to.

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Oculus Go Review: So Simple, So Great

Oculus Go Review: So Simple, So Great

Be cautious when you see the headlines for this device - most people want to say one of two things. One, this is the device that will bring VR mainstream! Two, this device isn't any different than any smartphone VR system, and isn't worth your time. Today we're going to be real about this situation: If you've got $200, you want to own a VR headset, but you don't want to pay $400 for a full-powered PC headset plus full-powered PC (probably a thousand more dollars, or more), then this is your key: Oculus Go.

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Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues reveals World Cup VR plans

Oculus Venues is only a few weeks old (officially at least) but it's definitely sprinting out of the gate. Oculus Venues is a way to watch and "attend" live events using your VR headset, and Oculus is getting the ball rolling with perhaps the event to end all events: the World Cup. If you're trying to discover if there's an audience for sports streaming via VR, hosting the biggest sports event in the world is a good way to find out.

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Oculus Venues brings VR to live locations

Oculus Venues brings VR to live locations

This isn't the first time anyone's tried to use VR for a live event - but it might be the most important. This week the folks at Oculus revealed their intent to bring LIVE events to the Oculus Go and Gear VR. No word yet on if this bit of functionality will come to the most powerful of the bunch: Oculus Rift.

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Mobile VR: What it needs to succeed

Mobile VR: What it needs to succeed

Last week, the Oculus Go and the Lenovo Mirage Solo launched, both standalone mobile versions of virtual reality platforms. This week at its I/O developers conference, Google will undoubtedly make a case again for its Daydream VR platform, be it powered by smartphones or standalone, almost the poor man's VR experience. None of these are entirely new. From the Google Cardboard to the Samsung Gear VR, mobile VR has been around for as long as "desktop" VR has and yet, unlike its bigger cousin, it has failed to gain long-lasting traction and support. That despite being potentially more affordable. Why has it failed and what does it need to survive and thrive? Here are some points to consider.

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Oculus Half Dome details: 140-degree VR Prototype

Oculus Half Dome details: 140-degree VR Prototype

This afternoon Oculus revealed a new VR headset - a prototype called Half Dome. This new headset isn't necessarily a replacement for any previous headset - it's a testing ground for what's to come. This new headset project was revealed at F8, Facebook's developer conference, where other VR and social networking projects of all sorts were also revealed as they are each year.

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Oculus Go is shipping today [Updated]

Oculus Go is shipping today [Updated]

Oculus Go, Facebook's standalone virtual reality headset, is shipping today. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone today as part of his opening keynote at the F8 2018 developer conference. The news comes a year after Facebook first revealed the VR wearable.

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