It’s taken nearly two years, but the HTC Vive finally has a native YouTube app to call its own.
Released on Steam for free today, YouTube VR allows users access to the entire catalog of content on the platform, including 2D videos that will appear on a virtual screen and 360 videos to immerse yourself in. Your Vive controller will act as a remote to point and click with.
The app is only in Early Access right now — and will stay there throughout 2018 — but it’s pretty much the full experience. YouTube says it will upgrade controls and features throughout the coming year.
A PC VR YouTube app has been a long time coming; the platform launched on mobile VR with the arrival of Google Daydream last year and also came to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) too. While you’ll be able to access this app with the Oculus Rift and Windows VR platforms via OpenVR, native integration for other devices is also planned for latest down the line.