Samsung’s Milk Video product launched recently and provides easy access to custom video playlists, curated content and more. It’s free for owners of Samsung Galaxy devices, and now support has been extended to the Gear VR headset, too.
The Gear VR currently only works with the Galaxy Note 4 and, with Milk VR Video, and of course you’ll need to own the Innovator’s Edition of the headset, which currently retails for $199.99 if you can find one in stock. The service allows users to experience videos with a 360-degree viewing landscape, CNET said, which suggests you’ll feel like you’re inside of the action, and Samsung hopes that filmmakers will use the platform to create compelling new content for the system.
“Video is like the Wild West in VR,” Samsung’s head of VR Nick DiCarlo told CNET recently. “There are so many ways to shoot immersive video. Milk VR can play a wide range of content.” CNET said Samsung is currently paying partners to provide that content for Milk VR. According to TechCrunch, users should find 2K and 4K streaming content, too, with categories ranging from music to sports. We presume some of this content can be shot with the Project Beyond from Samsung, which is a camera capable of recording 360-degree content.
The free feature should be available soon for Gear VR owners, and hopefully we’ll have a chance to see it first hand next week during CES 2015.