Published On: Wed, Jun 28th, 2017

LiveLike will now let we watch sports with your Facebook friends in VR


LiveLike, a use that partners with sports broadcasters to emanate and horde their VR observation experiences, is going social.

As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR knowledge is a “virtual suite” unaware a field, where we can name opposite camera angles, demeanour around a suite, perspective pre-produced content, etc. We’ve looked during a knowledge before, and consider it’s most some-more interactive than VR solutions that only yield viewers with a floating shade to watch a game.

And now you’ll be means to do this with friends. Starting with a CONCACAF Soccer Gold Cup subsequent week, users in a Fox Sports VR App (made by LiveLike) will be means to watch with their friends.

Upon opening a app, users will be means to bond to Facebook and join a room with any of their Facebook friends who have also downloaded a app, or can name a pointless choice where they are put in a room with 3 other viewers.

In a app we seem as an avatar (which is basic, though still somewhat customizable) with your name above, and can spin and speak to your friends while examination a game. LiveLike explained that they’re regulating 3D audio, definition your friend’s voice will get louder when we demeanour during them and quieter when we spin behind to a action, creation a knowledge feel a small some-more real.

And to make it some-more permitted for everyone, we now don’t even need to have a headset to use a app. Users can still download a app on their phone or inscription and knowledge a slimmed-down chronicle — fundamentally they can corkscrew and vessel around and see all they’d see if they were indeed in VR.

LiveLike is formulation to put this amicable underline in each deployment they do going forward, though cautioned that there is a possibility some partners might not wish a underline in their broadcast. But outward of that, LiveLike sees these amicable facilities as a destiny of their platform.

Eventually a startup wants to build in community-focused functionality, like a ability to watch a diversion in a practical room with other fans from your team. And this village aspect could remonstrate fans to boost a time they spend in VR, that might assistance renovate it from a newness into an knowledge people indeed cite over normal TV, generally if they are examination alone.

Here’s a video of what LiveLike’s knowledge looks like now (without a new amicable features).

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