Anyone that’s owned any type of virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) over the past year will have likely seen at least one 360 degree video from Jaunt, a cinematic VR company. Since late 2014 the company has released a wide range of panoramic footage that spans a number of different genres from documentaries to music videos and more. Today, Jaunt is bringing its content to the Gear VR mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD) from Samsung and Oculus VR with the launch of a brand new app for the device.
The new app is, in the company’s words, ‘re-imagined’ and contains a menu that can be used within VR itself. From there, viewers will have access to Jaunt’s wide range of 360 degree content. That includes performances from the likes of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and the recent Inside Syria VR, which saw the company team up with ABC News to produce a short piece about the rush to preserve and save historical artefacts in the country as the threat of war and ruin approach. As these videos play out, viewers can get a full view of them by simply looking around as if they were there themselves.
VRFocus will continue to follow Jaunt’s work in VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates from the company.