360 Video in Virtual Reality
The company already has developed virtual reality software for the Samsung Gear VR, as well as on its 360 Video application. It now has developed streaming technology for 360 video for the Gear VR that is a more efficient way of delivering 360 videos, showing only the pixels users are actually looking at, instead of delivering the entire 360 video in high resolution. The company is creating multiple variants for every 360 video that gets uploaded to the site, each of which is tailored to a specific viewing angle. As viewers watch the video, it rapidly adjusts which variant is displayed based on where the user is looking. Doing so quadruples the resolution quality of 360 streaming video in VR by reducing the amount of required network bandwidth by four times, so videos look clearer and play faster.