What is Virtual Reality (VR)?
Virtual Reality is an immersive video experience that allows you to experience and interact with a 3D world that isn't real by putting on a head-mounted display. The display will typically be split between your eyes, creating a stereoscopic 3D effect with stereo sound, and together with the technology and the input tracking, it will create an immersive, believable experience, allowing you to explore the virtual world being generated by the computer.
Do I need a VR headset to watch the Wild Atlantic Way?
All you need is a smartphone to pan and rotate a 360° video's perspective to watch it from different angles. Our videos have a 360° video label in the lower left-hand corner and are viewable on computers, iOS devices and Android devices. However, to experience full VR immersion with 3D, a headset such as Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard is required (and recommended!).
Where can I get a VR headset?
Google Cardboard is a low-cost virtual reality device that allows anyone the ability to experience VR using a smartphone.
More high-end models are also available online and in stores near you, such as:
Samsung Gear VR
HOW DO I USE MY GOOGLE CARDBOARD HEADSET ON MY ANDROID AND IOS DEVICE?
You can also watch 360° videos on the YouTube app for Android and iOS. For an immersive experience, you can watch 360° videos with Cardboard and the YouTube app on Cardboard and on iOS9.
HOW DO I WATCH 360 VIDEOS ON MY SMARTPHONE WITHOUT A HEAD-SET?
Viewers can pan and rotate a 360° video's perspective to watch it from different angles. These videos have a 360° video label in the lower left-hand corner and are viewable on computer, iOS devices and Android devices.
To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer.
On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS.
YouTube supports uploading and playback of 360° spherical videos on computers in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers.
Keep in mind that 360° videos are larger than normal video files and may take longer to load.
How do I watch 360 videos on my desktop computer?
When watching a 360° video on a computer, the viewing angle is changed by dragging with the mouse.
Make sure you're using the latest version of your web browser (ex. Chrome, Firefox). 360° videos aren't viewable on Safari or Internet Explorer.