PlayStation VR Supports YouTube 360 Videos

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced Jan. 20 that a firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 4 now allows for the viewing of 360-degree YouTube videos on the PlayStation VR.

SIE said in a blog post that the release makes good on its promise to continue adding VR upgrades to its PS VR platform.

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“Since launch, users have been able to watch their favorite streaming and catch-up services using PS VR to create a virtual ‘big-screen’ right in front of their eyes,” the post reads. “Now users can go a step further by experiencing YouTube’s amazing range of 360 videos via PS VR.

“The latest update — released today — adds support for YouTube’s rapidly expanding library of virtual reality videos, allowing PS4 and PS VR users to once again step beyond the screen and explore detailed 360=degree worlds as though they were standing right there.”