Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting.
VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send 360/VR video directly to multiple headsets anywhere using a system the company calls “pair-and-share”.
With the launch of SPIN Studio’s VR Casting comes a new, free app: SPIN Play. SPIN Play aims to make it simple to send content directly to VR headsets with one-click device pairing, and is available across leading VR networks including Steam, Google Play and the Oculus Store. Now, customers can rely on a single app to share all VR video content to targeted devices with high quality streaming, or via optional direct download for local playback.
“Pixvana is transforming the way XR storytellers create, manage and show VR video experiences,” said Forest Key, co-founder and CEO at Pixvana in a statement. “The SPIN Studio platform is the first to offer customers an easy way to manage VR streaming and downloads in a single app without white label app building. This radically changes the ease and efficiency required to share immersive experiences with a target audience, or with the masses.”
SPIN Studio, including the SPIN Play app, is compatible with all major VR headsets, including Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, Oculus GO, and Windows MR devices.
“VR Casting is a gamechanger for the industry and will be widely adopted across all types of storytelling scenarios — from events like film festivals, to product and sports training, to business presentations, and sales pitches,” said Matt Silverman, Executive Creative Director at Swordfish. “SPIN Studio offers intuitive features that put the presenter back in control of the streaming experience, delivering immersive experiences to audiences, no matter the location.”
VR Casting from SPIN Studio is the latest feature in a suite of XR (VR, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR)) video distribution tools from Pixvana. Authorized customers also have exclusive access to the Pixvana Publisher Network (PPN) to easily monetize and distribute content across leading VR distribution channels. To get a free 30 day trial, and to try VR Casting and publishing for yourself visit the Pixvana website. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.