Google is shutting down its in-house VR film studio

Google is shutting down its Emmy Award-winning VR film division, Spotlight Stories, after six years of building out content, Variety reports. We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation. Update

YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing to Facebook’s entry-level VR device the largest library of VR content on the web. YouTube brings plenty of content in

Google open sources Seurat, a tool for reducing mobile VR complexity

Today is the day Google makes good on a lot of its 2017 I/O VR promises. The company just announced that it will be open sourcing Seurat, a tool designed to reduce complexity in high-fidelity mobile V

Plex gets into VR with a new app for Daydream-ready Android phones

As part of its broader, long-term strategy to appeal to content producers by offering them more exposure, media software maker Plex today is unveiling its new VR experience, Plex VR. The addition wil

Daydream VR support is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus this summer

Onstage at Google I/O, VR Head Clay Bavor announced that Daydream support for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be coming this summer. Last year, when Google announced that Samsung would be a partner on

Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio

Google has acquired the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. In a blog post, the founding team of the Austin-based Owlchemy Labs de

Google has shipped 10M Cardboard VR viewers, 160M Cardboard app downloads

Google is putting a lot of its virtual reality focus right now on its Daydream VR framework, but today Amit Singh, the company’s VP of VR, also gave an update on its earlier (and still active)

Just in time for Daydream, YouTube launches its standalone VR app

Coinciding with the debut of Google’s new Daydream View VR headset, YouTube this morning announced the launch of its YouTube VR app, which is available first on Daydream. The standalone applicat

The NFL is launching a virtual reality series on YouTube & Daydream

The NFL and Google announced this week they’re teaming up on an exclusive virtual reality series that will give viewers a behind-the-scenes looking into NFL life – from “players, to

Samsung waiting to see where VR hype cycle lands before moving on standalone headsets, next-gen 10K displays

At a company event today in San Francisco, Samsung President & Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn detailed that the company is actively pursuing both smartphone-focused VR headsets and standalone s

Google launches its Daydream VR development tools out of beta

Google’s VR platform Daydream is now ready for developers’ full attention, thanks to the release of the new Google VR SDK, which exited from beta today. The kit will allow developers to b