VR will change the way we experience the web forever.
The rapid growth of 360-degree video and WebVR is synonymous with an exciting revolution for VR content on the Web. However, with limited software support, VR headset owners found it difficult to use the rapidly growing 360-degree content library on YouTube, Facebook and other video portals.
Previously, they had to use inconvenient workarounds: First download the video, then spend time finding a “download” button and waiting for the download. Then quit your browser and launch a separate player app. It wastes time and bandwidth blindly downloading a video.
Opera wants to offer its users the best web experience. For this reason, the browser developer has begun to focus on creating and embedding direct VR playback in the browser. This functionality allows users to view VR videos and standard 2D videos directly from their VR headset.
A seamless VR video streaming experience.
The latest Opera developer version has an activated VR 360 player function and automatically detects an installed VR headset. When a user navigates to a video, a button named “View in VR” appears above the video. A simple click takes the viewer into the 360-degree world of the video.
It is also no longer necessary to look around the video when using a keyboard or mouse. Just turn your head in the direction you want to look.