February 21, 2016Infra · Platform · User Experience · Performance · Optimization

Gear VR to get Dynamic Streaming for 360 video

Evgeny Kuzyakov

Gear VR, built by Facebook’s Oculus team and Samsung, has seen rapid growth since its release a few months ago — 200-plus games and apps for the platform are now available in the Oculus store, and people have watched more than a million hours of video (and counting) in Gear VR. Every day on Facebook, millions of people watch 360 videos. To support all of this, we've been developing new technology to make video in virtual reality work even better.

Today, we're announcing that our powerful dynamic streaming technology for 360 video is coming to Gear VR. With this technology we've developed a more efficient way of delivering 360 streaming video in VR (read more about our different 360 and VR video streaming tech here) — so videos look clearer and play faster. And we'll be bringing this technology to Gear VR in the next few weeks.

You can read more about this announcement and our recent advances in VR on the Facebook Newsroom.

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