Quest homeowners will have the ability to watch YouTube collectively in Horizon Residence, Meta introduced this week.
The temporary point out throughout Meta Join signifies individuals will have the ability to have the YouTube VR expertise with mates of their Horizon Residence on Quest headsets.
“Sooner or later while you’re along with your pals in Horizon Residence you’ll have the ability to watch and share YouTube movies similar to you may do collectively within the bodily world,” Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth stated. “Watch movies collectively, share content material out of your favourite creators or expertise one thing fully new.”
The function follows Bigscreen which rolled out comparable performance earlier this yr on Quest however Meta brings the expertise from a third-party app to the core expertise of the headset. We reached out to Meta to ask whether or not the mixing will embody the flexibility to log right into a Google account to entry and share bought content material — an unlikely situation given the licensing issues concerned — however we’ll replace this publish if we hear again.
Google’s YouTube has supported VR in varied means throughout a variety of units with help for 360-degree movies added a while in the past. The transfer from Meta to companion with YouTube comes alongside partnerships with Microsoft and Adobe to deliver a few of these firm’s apps to Quest VR headsets.
We’ll be curious to check the function as quickly because it’s out there and see how easily the expertise works.