YouTube for iOS Now Supports Google Cardboard

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YouTube for iOS has been updated today with Google Cardboard support, allowing for all videos to be watched in VR mode on iPhone. The functionality was previously limited to the YouTube app on Android smartphones since November 2015.

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To activate Cardboard mode, tap on the three circles in the top-right corner of a video and select the Cardboard icon. The video will then switch to an immersive VR experience, even if it was not originally filmed in a full 360 degrees.

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YouTube for iOS is a free download on the App Store [Direct Link]. The app is now at version 11.18.

Top Rated Comments

MrLoL Avatar
59 months ago
About time!
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mms13 Avatar
59 months ago
Why would you watch non-360 content with a Google Cardboard?
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Johannesburg Avatar
59 months ago
In theory this actually sounds pretty cool. Has anyone here tried it? I wonder if it has any long-term negative effects on eye sight.
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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
59 months ago
VR needs something in the middle...

Either you can get the $900 Vive which requires you to connect to a computer with an expensive GPU, or you can get the nearly free Cardboard which works with your existing smartphone, but works about as well as you would expect for a free product.

Surely I can get higher quality than the Cardboard without being as expensive as the Vive?
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the-msa Avatar
59 months ago

In theory this actually sounds pretty cool. Has anyone here tried it? I wonder if it has any long-term negative effects on eye sight.

I bought one 2 years ago for my Nexus 5. It's really cool and works great. One downside is that the cheap ones don't have a head strap or something like that, so you have to constantly hold it with your hands.
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BergerFan Avatar
59 months ago

Why would you watch non-360 content with a Google Cardboard?

Because not all VR is 360 degrees.
Imagine the forward facing 180 deg, onboard a race car or something.
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