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March 24, 2016

Hulu virtual reality app now available for Samsung Gear VR owners

by John_A

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Samsung Gear VR owners can now watch a ton of classic and current TV shows and movies with the introduction of the Hulu virtual reality app. It’s now available to download from the Gear VR’s Oculus Store.

Hulu says the app allows Gear VR viewers to watch all of the 2D content on Hulu, which can be viewed with the headset for a more immersive experience. In addition, the app has over 25 videos made exclusively for VR, from companies such as Discovery Communications, The National Geographic Channel, Showtime and others:

The new VR app also includes Hulu’s first originally produced VR short film, “The Big One.” For the short, Hulu partnered with Lionsgate to bring Freddie Wong and his RocketJump brand into the virtual reality space. “The Big One” invites users to witness a meteor shower that soon turns into an apocalyptic nightmare.

The Hulu app is also a VR experience in of itself:

Just like with VR content, the 360 degree environments in the Hulu app transport viewers into immersive settings to watch their favorite show: sitting in a comfortable living room, watching a movie in a big screen theatre, or kicking back on a scenic beach. Viewers can interact with each 360-degree environment and change the ambience which includes outside scenes, lighting and look and feel to their preference.

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