You share incredible videos with your fans every second of the day, but what if you could share even more in that video? Like, sharing the entire moment that you’re filming? You could let viewers see the stage and the crowd of your concert, the sky and the ground as you wingsuit glide, or you could even have a choose-your-own-adventure video where people see a different story depending on where they look. Only you know what’s possible. That’s why today we are starting to support 360-degree video uploads on YouTube, to continue giving you all the best resources to connect with your viewers.
Users will be able to watch the 360 degree videos on the YouTube app for Android. By moving the phone or tablet around you'll see different angles while the video plays. You can do the same on YouTube.com or embedded videos on Chrome by using the mouse to drag the point of view around. Google says it's working to bring this functionality to iPhone, iPad, and other devices soon.
Uploading 360 Degree Videos:
Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie, Kodak’s SP360 and RICOH THETA are 360-degree video cameras compatible with YouTube that are available today or are coming soon. You can find more technical information on the video format, along with a script you need to run on the video file to insert the correct metadata. We’re working to make this automatic, but in the meantime, this script will make sure your video uploads to YouTube as a 360-degree video.
Take a look at some of the first 360 degree videos below!