YouTube VR will join Job Simulator and Tilt Brush in the Quest launch lineup from Google. Vacation Simulator — Google’s newest VR app from its VR development studio Owlchemy Labs — should launch late this year on Quest.
Google’s VR Apps
You can also access YouTube through the Oculus Browser. A dedicated VR app, though, should make it easier for some folks to find and use the video service. YouTube supports 360-degree and 180-degree videos alongside traditional 2D content. The app is already available on Daydream, HTC Vive, PSVR, Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Rift.
YouTube VR is a major addition to the Oculus Quest platform and opens up a large amount of content to explore. Google and others have made great strides over the last few years optimizing the streaming experience for immersive content. Still, you’ll want to secure the fastest Internet connection you can, though, as streaming low resolution immersive content over slow connections can result in some bad experiences.
We’re excited to test out all of Google’s VR apps on Oculus Quest. The headset is running on a mobile chipset that’s underpowered compared with those running PC-based headsets and that’s kept some top apps off of Facebook’s standalone system. Google’s art creation app Tilt Brush is perhaps the most exciting addition to the platform’s launch as it fills a creative void left by the absence of Facebook’s apps Medium and Quill on the standalone VR system.