The BBC has been dipping its toes into the virtual reality (VR) waters of later. The BBC Taster area of the BBC website employs the open-source WebVR technology that lets users view VR and 360-degree video content without needing to install another app. The BBC is now using that technology to let viewers explore the Edinburgh Festivals.
Though the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is probably the name most people are familiar with, the Edinburgh festivals actually cover a huge umbrella of events. Including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the International Jazz and Blues Festival, the Art Festival, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the famous Festival Fringe.
The BBC are offering a series of 360-degree videos that offer various interactive views of the Festivals. One such video covers the history of the Festivals for the 70th anniversary, while another explores the musical gems to be found during the Jazz and Blues Festival.
You can take a look at the Edinburgh Festivals 360 Explorer by heading to the BBC Taster website. Taster is still an area in Beta, so there may be occasional errors.
VRFocus will be back with another 360-degree video on Friday, so keep an eye out for it.