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December 9, 2015

Flickr’s Gear VR app takes you inside 360-degree photos

by John_A

We’ve known Flickr was planning to jump in the VR game since September, and now its first project has arrived. The photo repository’s app for Samsung’s Gear VR lets you browse its collection of “VR Photos” with the help of the headset and the requisite Samsung handset. By “VR Photos,” Flickr means its library of 360-degree equirectangular images and the photo site boasts over 14,000 total. This view of the Aurora Borealis from Finland will give you an idea of the types of images you can expect to encounter.

In addition to VR games and video on the Gear VR, browsing photos isn’t the only other option. Samsung recently outed a web browser for the headset, allowing you to surf the web should the need arise. To get the Flickr app, though, simply select the Store tab from the Gear VR’s home screen and you’ll be taking in the sights in no time.

Source: Flickr (1), (2)

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