The Oculus Go standalone headset is a great bit of kit for mobile gaming, and even better to watch your favourite shows through apps like Netflix and Hulu. When the official launch of the headset was announced during the Facebook Developers Conference (F8) earlier this year, the company announced Oculus TV for apps like those just mentioned, activating the service a month later. Now, Oculus TV has been expanded (for US customers at least), with the addition of Sling TV, ESPN (including ESPN+) and Fox Now.
In a similar vein to Netflix, Sling TV is a live streaming service. They differ in the fact that for Sling TV’s monthly fee customers get access to a range of channels. For $25 USD a month, customers can choose from one of two packages; Sling Orange which has 30 channels including A&E, AMC, CNN, and Disney Channel, or Sling Blue, which has 45 channels including USA, Cartoon Network and Discovery. If those aren’t enough then Sling TV has a range of add-on packages covering every interest, from comedy and sports to lifestyle and Hollywood movies.
Oculus and Sling TV have also collaborated on a limited time deal. Between now and 15th January 2019, if you buy and activate an Oculus Go you’ll get a promo code for $80 toward Sling TV subscription services (US only, must be redeemed by 31st January 2019).
For those who prefer wall-to-wall sports then there’s always ESPN. Log in with your TV provider to access ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, and more, featuring live games, studio shows, and on-demand programming 24/7. Sports fans can also sign up for a free trial of ESPN+ to steam MLB, NHL, MLS, international soccer, college sports, boxing, tennis and rugby events.
And Fox Now is where you can watch all your favourite Fox shows, like 9-1-1, The Resident, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, and Empire.
Why watch all this in VR? Well, you get to enjoy all these shows in a tranquil virtual living room without distractions, and it comes complete with 180-inch virtual screen. For further updates on Oculus TV content, keep reading VRFocus.