Why 2017 Will See Even More Investment in VR360 Advertising

January 23, 2017 By Ramya Menon

If 2016 was the year Virtual Reality began to audition for its big role, 2017 will be time for the platform to make it big on Broadway. VR will start to see major scale in the next year and we will see the investment from the last two years begin to pay off. Brands will […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Advertising, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality News

AOL Launches Virtual Reality Ad Units on HuffPo in Partnership with OmniVirt

December 13, 2016 By Brad Phaisan

Earlier this week, AOL and Huffington Post powered a 360° ad unit across Huffington Post media properties. Following Arianna Huffington’s announcement of AOL’s acquisition of RYOT Studios, a VR production company, the company later inked its first brand deal in the VR space with American Family Insurance. Today, AOL in partnership with OmniVirt, a Virtual […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Advertising, Case Studies, Virtual Reality

Watch 360 Videos on Oculus Rift Using WebVR

By Jonathan

oculus rift webvr

How to Watch 360 Videos on Oculus Rift. Hardware you’ll need: Oculus Rift Headset and cables At least one base station and its cables A computer with a graphics card powerful enough (see Oculus Rift Compatibility Check) If you have all of the above, then you probably have Oculus Home working with your Oculus Rift. If you don’t, click here to […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Virtual Reality

Watch 360 Videos on HTC Vive Using WebVR

By Jonathan

HTC Vive WebVR

How to Watch 360 Videos on HTC Vive. Hardware you’ll need: HTC Vive Headset and cables At least one base station and its cables A computer with a graphics card powerful enough (see SteamVR Performance Test) If you have all of the above, then you probably have SteamVR working with your HTC Vive. If you don’t, click here […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Virtual Reality

Watch 360 Videos on Samsung GearVR using WebVR

By Jonathan

GearVR WebVR

How to Watch 360 Videos on Samsung GearVR. Hardware you’ll need: Samsung GearVR Headset Samsung GearVR ready phone (See GearVR ready phones list) Step One: Download Samsung Internet Browser for GearVR Open the Oculus Store from within GearVR Find and Download the Samsung Internet Browser If you can’t find it in the store, you may already […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Virtual Reality

Easily Adjust Your Zoom Level for Your 360° Video

November 29, 2016 By Brad Phaisan

We made it even easier to adjust your zoom level for your 360° Video. Whether you want your audience to be zoomed out and see a larger field of view or zoomed in for less of a stretched effect at the edges of our video player, we launched a Camera API Console so that you can […]


Filed Under:    360 video

Hotspots Now Fully Interactive in VR Mode

By Brad Phaisan

Hotspot Interactions in VR 360 Video

Hotspots is an awesome feature that many of our users have taken advantage of to create interactive VR experiences. We have seen many of our users take advantage of this feature for real estate tours and interactive 360° narrative experiences. That is why we are excited to announce that we have launched support for Hotspots […]


Filed Under:    Virtual Reality

Host & Promote Your 180° 3D Video

By Brad Phaisan

180° 3D SBS Video Support on OmniVirt

While OmniVirt already supports 360° Videos and Photos, we heard from many of you that there was another format type that you wanted to be able to easily upload and stream. That is why last week we launched support for uploading 180° 3D videos. When you upload your content, simply select the correct rendering type […]


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YouTube’s 360° Video Doesn’t Work on iPhone [Solution]

November 4, 2016 By Brad Phaisan

360 video youtube not working - how to

Frustrated by the weird video experience when trying to watch a YouTube 360° video on your iPhone when embedded on a webpage on Safari iOS? Does the video break and not respond the gyroscope and look like this? Video stretching problem when playing YouTube 360° Videos on Safari iOS YouTube’s 360° video player only works […]


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Facebook’s 360° Video Doesn’t Work on iPhone [Solution]

By Brad Phaisan

Frustrated by an error message when trying to watch a Facebook 360° videos on your iPhone when embedded on a webpage on Safari iOS. Do you receive the following message with no ability to access this content? Error while playing 360° video Safari iOS: “Facebook 360 Video Unavailable. This video can’t play in this browser.” […]


Filed Under:    360 video, Optimization, Virtual Reality News