Time flys when you’re having fun, and it was three years ago today that HTC Vive hit the consumer market. Since then, HTC Vive has celebrated with Vive Day, announcing new services, deals and giveaways. 2019 is no different, with the release of Viveport Video.
Compatible with both PC virtual reality (VR) hardware (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Pro etc) and Vive Wave devices (HTC Vive Focus, Vive Focus Plus, etc), Viveport Video provides access to a library of 2D, 180 and 360-degree videos.
A free download on Viveport, Steam, and soon on the Oculus store, the service has sports content from Major League Baseball, Red Bull TV, and McLaren Racing, music content from Red Bull Records, 1Culture and Ceek VR, plus the usual mix of cinematic experiences like Everest: the VR Film Experience, Dark Corner and FRONTLINE PBS.
“Immersive VR video experiences are an exciting and captivating way for users to connect with the things that interest them the most and with Viveport Video, they now have access to premium content across a variety of lifestyle genres,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. “Through Viveport Video, we’re enabling the developer community to finally be able to monetize their premium video content and share these experiences with a large audience.”
As well as Viveport Video, the company also released its new subscription model Viveport Infinity earlier this week. New users can try a two-week free trial of the unlimited subscription service, able to access exclusive premium content on Viveport Video in addition to over 600 VR apps and videogames. Continuing the celebrations, Viveport Infinity members can claim five free Vive Studios titles until 7th April – Virtual Sports, Front Defense, Arcade Saga, Knockout League and AWAKE: Episode One.
And then there’s the fact that Viveport is also offering up to 90% off select videogames and apps until 7th April, plus new purchases of HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro come with a 12-month Viveport Infinity membership.
Thought it was all over? Well not quite. Today at 12pm PST (8pm GMT) join the Vive team for a live stream on Twitch where they’ll be giving away prizes, including a 12 Month Viveport Subscription and an HTC Vive Pro kit. As further updates are released, VRFocus will let you know.