Social on Mobile and VR Combine in a Rave
Rave is free for Gear VR and Daydream.
Whether its a developer or manufacturer in virtual reality (VR) one thing they’re all trying to showcase are the social aspects of the technology. From Facebook Spaces, to AltspaceVR, vTime, Pluto VR, Geekzonia and many more, there’s a growing list of applications that’ll let users chat and hang out with each other in VR. But what about those just on mobile devices? Rave looks to bridge that gap between the two.
Available on iOS, Android and now Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR, Rave enables all users to talk and watch videos together, no matter which platform they’re on. The app allows content to be streamed from a number of sources, including YouTube, Vimeo, Reddit, Viki, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
“VR is an exciting new frontier for media consumption,” says Rave CEO Dr. Michael Pazaratz. “It’s amazing to watch videos on a 65″ virtual screen, but feels too isolating”. So Rave has created a solution by combining the to worlds together, allowing VR users to watch with their friends on mobile.
“Adding social features to VR is key for the growth of the industry,” adds Pazaratz. “Linking mobile with VR opens up so many interesting options to expand the community.”
Rave can currently be downloaded for free on both mobile headsets. The company also plans to release the app for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in the future.
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