Vive Video, HTC Vive’s native video player, has been out for a while, and we haven’t seen many improvements or new features appear for it in quite some time. Thankfully today’s HTC announcement bonanza has also brought us some good news about Vive Video – it’s getting an update, with support for new a new video host – Vimeo.
Vive Video provides plenty of new virtual reality (VR) video content to HTC Vive owners and works to solve the discovery issue that surrounds quality VR experiences. With the new update, users will be able to watch Vimeo content too, in addition to some expected UI changes and some new features.
Vimeo, as you likely already know, is one of the largest video hosting sites in the world, with millions of videos to watch from millions of content creators. The Vimeo content you’ll be recommended will be carefully curated, and will be optimised for VR viewing, of course.
Christophe Gillet is GM of Vimeo’s Creator Platform, believes the incorporation of Vimeo to Vive Video will give a whole new wave of quality VR content to a whole new audience; “Whether we’re building our own tools in-house or partnering with other innovative platforms, Vimeo is committed to the future of storytelling and finding new ways to support our creators. Not only does the integration with Vive Video showcase some of Vimeo’s highest quality, human-curated content within the VR experience, but it also gives those creators an exciting new way to expose their work and engage with audiences.”
As one might expect, Vive Video is one of the most-downloaded and highest-rated app on Steam VR, and is also available on Google Daydream, in addition to HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs), and in the future the Vive Wave.
The expansion of content available on Vive Video can only be a good thing, and as an addition to the impressive announcements of the HTC Vive Pro and the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter, it seems like the future is incredibly bright for HTC Vive owners and those thinking about purchasing.
CES 2018, Las Vegas, has had loads of new VR announcements with more happening all of the time. For all of the latest tech news, keep reading VRFocus.