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September 27, 2018

Best live events in VR this month

by John_A

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It’s almost like you’re there.

Between the International Champions Cup or your favorite sporting team having a match, watching live events in VR can be quite rewarding. We all wish we could make it out to the stadiums and fields our favorite performers are in, but sometimes that’s just not in the cards. But, don’t you worry, the other option you have is to watch your favorite shows and sports in VR. Here you can feel like you’re actually in the crowd without having to spend hundreds of dollars on tickets.

Check out the live events coming to your PlayStation VR and Oculus Go in August!

Next VR

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You can find the Next VR app on your PlayStation VR or Oculus Go. It offers countless wonders when it comes to watching live events in VR. One of the spectacular events they’ll be covering for the rest of July, and into August, is the International Champions Cup. If you’ve been watching it on your TV instead of inside of your VR headset you’re missing out! Outside of the ICC, you can also find a few comedy skits on the 26th and the 30th of July. Find it on Oculus.

Outside of the live events listed below, you can also check out their line up for live sports. NextVR offers VR viewing for WWE, NFL, NBA, Boxing and even live concerts! You can see all of the channels they offer by clicking here.

NextVR August schedule

September 30 @ 9am PDT
– Hope Amongst The Haze

October 4 @ 7pm PDT
– Live From Gotham Comedy

October 18 @ 7pm PDT
– Live from Gotham Comedy

November 1 @ 7pm PDT
– Live From Gotham Comedy

November 15 @ 7pm PDT
– Live From Gotham Comedy

See the NextVR full schedule here!

See on PlayStation store.

YouTube live events

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Another option you have for live events on both the PlayStation VR and your Oculus Go is on YouTube. For PlayStation VR you’ll want to download the app to watch your videos, and for Oculus Go all you need to do is go to the browser. All you have to do to find amazing live content, at any time, is search “Live Stream” in the search bar. Make sure you subscribe to your favorite live streamers so you can be notified next time they’re live!

See on PlayStation Store.

PlayStation VR

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Besides NextVR or Youtube, which is available to both PSVR and Oculus Go, there are a few exclusives to PlayStation that are worth checking out. Here’s all the information you’ll need to find the best live events that are exclusive to your PlayStation VR.

PlayStation Vue

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Did you know that your PlayStation Vue is compatible with your PSVR? Not only that, but the quality of the video actually surprised me quite a bit. Not only did the resolution seem really well, but the 3D sound really made me feel like I was in the middle of the audience. Aside from the normal TV channels, you’ll find that Vue also offers a variety of live sports. It’s got everything you could need, including ESPN, ESPN2, Showtime (sports), FOX Soccer Plus, CBS Sports Network, ESPN channels, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network (BTN), and Eleven Sports.

While PlayStation Vue doesn’t have custom content like NextVR you can still find quite a bit of great things to watch. If you’re already subscribed to Vue for your PlayStation make sure you take advantage of its full potential by plugging in your VR headset.

See on PlayStation Store.

Oculus Go

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Here’s all the information on the exclusive apps for Oculus Go when it comes to watching live events. Over at Oculus, they seem to be taking a priority in bringing the community together. One of the fears when it comes to VR is that you’ll wrap yourself in this new world and forget the people outside. Now, you don’t need to worry about that. Oculus Venues is an absolute game changer when it comes to livestreaming events in VR, and here’s why.

Oculus Venues

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Oculus Venues is the most fun you’ll have watching live events in VR. Not only does it put you in the crowd like you’re really there, it puts you in a crowd of other viewers as well. Yes, this means you’ll have seats in a stadium that you can give commentary, cheer or chat with during the events. People across the world are watching the same shows as you, so why not watch together? This takes bringing a community together to a whole new level.

If you prefer watching alone, no worries! The schedules for Oculus Venues almost mirror the schedules for NextVR entirely.

Late July and entire August Oculus Venues schedule

September 27 @ 3 pm PT
– VR League Echo Arena Finals

September 27@ 11 pm PT
– Live music now, New Orleans

September 29 @ 9 pm PT
– The National: Live at Forest Hills Stadium

September 29 @ 11 pm PT
– The Trillest presents Brew Ha-Ha live

September 30 @ 7 pm PT
– Texas Chainsaw [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

September 30 @ 10 pm PT
– Texas Chainsaw [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 3 @ 1130 pm PT
– UCB Inprov Night Live

October 4 @ 10 pm PT
– Gotham Comedy Live

October 6 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 7 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 2 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 7 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 2 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 8 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 3 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 8 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 3 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 9 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 4 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 9 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 4 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 9 @ 10 pm PT
– Batsu! Live Japanese Game Show

October 10 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 5 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 10 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 5 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 11 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 6 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 11 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 6 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 11 @ 11:30 pm PT
– Sofar Sounds Live

October 12 @ 7 pm PT
– Saw 7 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 12 @ 10 pm PT
– Saw 7 [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 14 @ 7 pm PT
– Evil Dead [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 14 @ 10 pm PT
– Evil Dead [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 18 @ 10 pm PT
– Gotham Comedy Live

October 19 @ 730 pm PT
– Joywave Sir Sly Live @ Royale

October 19 @ 11 pm PT
– Kamasi Washington Live @ The War Field

October 19 @ 1130 pm PT
– Sofar Sounds Live

October 20 @ 1130 pm PT
– Thrillist Presents Brew Ha-Ha Live

October 21 @ 7 pm PT
– Mortdecai [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 21 @ 10 pm PT
– Mortdecai [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

October 21 @ 8 pm PT
– NBA : Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets produced in VR by NextVR

October 21 @ 8 pm PT
– NBA : Phoenix Suns @ Golden State WArriors produced in VR by NextVR

October 23 @ 8 pm PT
– Gallant: Live From Terminal 5

October 27 @ 11 pm PT
– Live Music Now – New Orleans

October 28 @ 11 pm PT
– Live Music Now – New Orleans

October 31 @ 1130 pm PT
– UCB Improv Night Live

November 1 @ 10 pm PT
– Gotham Comedy Live

November 4 @ 7 pm PT
– American Psycho [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 4 @ 10 pm PT
– American Psycho [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 8 @ 130 pm PT
– Sofar Sounds Live

November 11 @ 7 pm PT
– Bangcok Dangerous [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 11 @ 10 pm PT
– Bangcok Dangerous [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 12 @ 8:30 pm PT
– St. Lucia: Live at the Royale

November 13 @ 10 pm PT
– Batsu! Live Japanese Game Show

November 15 @ 10 pm PT
– Gotham Comedy Life

November 16 @ 1130 pm PT
– Sofar Sounds Live

November 17 @ 1130 pm PT
– Thrillest Presents Brew Ha-Ha

November 18 @ 7 pm PT
– Night of the Living Dead [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 18 @ 10 pm PT
– Night of the Living Dead [VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 25 @ 7 pm PT
– Madea’s Family Reunion[VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 25 @ 10 pm PT
– Madea’s Family Reunion[VR Movie Nights presented by Lionsgate]

November 27 @ 1130 pm PT
– UCB Improv Night

November 29 @ 11 pm PT
– Live Music Now New Orleans

November 30 @ pm PT
– Live Music Now New Orleans

See on Oculus Store.

What will you be watching?

Tell us in the comment section below, or shoot me a tweet telling me which live events you’ll be checking out. Already watched a few? Let us know what your favorites are!

Update September 26, 2018: We’ve updated this article with the new fall schedules for all the live VR events you can watch!

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