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posted by martyb on Thursday May 31 2018, @10:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the take-a-look! dept.

Oculus launches live entertainment app Venues for Oculus Go and Gear VR headsets

Oculus VR's new platform for live entertainment experiences is launching today for the new, standalone Oculus Go headset and Samsung's Gear VR. The platform, called Oculus Venues, was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference at the beginning of May. It's centered on delivering live events like sporting matches, concerts, and comedy shows in the style of a streaming TV service — but in VR. That means viewers effectively get front-row seats to live shows from the comfort of their home, so long as they're content with wearing a VR headset for an extended period of time.

The first Venues event will be a live Vance Joy concert at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by a Gotham Comedy Live show streamed from New York City in partnership with live events platform NextVR. Oculus has also released an entire summer lineup through August 27th that includes a pretty diverse slate of sports matches, live shows, and movies.

Also at Engadget and TechCrunch.

Previously: Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset


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  • (Score: 2) by opinionated_science on Thursday May 31 2018, @12:32PM (3 children)

    by opinionated_science (4031) on Thursday May 31 2018, @12:32PM (#686692)

    It's already bad enough with the current scam in *live* venues, where TM tries to sell you tickets at different prices depending on how you ask them, or say they are "verified". WTF?

    I fully expect Oculus to make this both painful and undesirable; but in 3D /s

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday May 31 2018, @12:42PM (2 children)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Thursday May 31 2018, @12:42PM (#686698) Journal

    The first live Venues event, a Vance Joy concert, will air tonight at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET. Other events scheduled throughout the summer include live MLB games, concerts from AEG Presents, film screenings of Lionsgate movies and plenty of standup from Gotham Comedy Live. All Venues events are free.

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    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday May 31 2018, @03:39PM (1 child)

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday May 31 2018, @03:39PM (#686779) Homepage
      Yup, the first hit is free, that's a well known business model.
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      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday May 31 2018, @10:31PM

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 31 2018, @10:31PM (#686962) Journal

        And why would I want to 'see' a 'Vance Joy' concert?

        How much are they paying people to see it?

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