Virtual Reality is HOT. But not too hot for Hulu to touch. In a report published Friday, Hulu’s Tim Connoly tells c|net that the company will have an app ready for the Samsung Gear VR when the headset goes on sale next month.
In addition to the app which will allow VR fans to watch their favorite shows with Samsung’s Gear VR headset, c|net's Joan E. Solsman reports that Hulu is also looking into producing programming designed specifically for virtual reality viewing. Solsman also notes that "the company is already dabbling in VR” and is working on a VR-specific short.
Recently at Oculus Connect 2, Oculus announced the first consumer version of the Gear VR and a price drop from $199 to $99 (Just add your phone, Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge)
More VR Apps Coming?
Hulu’s app might end up being one of many more VR apps to come from content providers. Netflix already announced it's own VR app at Oculus Connect.
We are certainly in the very early days of mainstream virtual reality, and in time, we can probably expect content providers and app makers to get a better grasp on how they can best use VR to create something innovative and unique.
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