As we all know that Rio Olympics 2016 started yesterday, a lot of people have been looking for a way to Watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality. Well, there is a good news for such people because Rio Olympics 2016 can be watched in Virtual Reality.
This is the first time that Olympics are available in Virtual Reality. There are few TV channels who have announced that they will stream Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality via their new smartphone app.
Watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality using BBC new app for UK
BBC announced that users who want to watch Olympics in Virtual Reality can do so using their new app which is available on both Android and iOS. Users of Android can watch Olympics in Virtual Reality by download the BBC Android app and use the new Samsung Gear VR to experience Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality.
iOS users, both the iPhone and iPad owners can watch the 360 videos of Rio Olympics through BBC Sport 360 app.
If you don’t own an Android or iPhone/iPad, you can still enjoy the 360 degree Rio 2016 Olympics VR version from your PC or laptop by opening the BBC Sport 360 link in your browser.
According to BBC, the new BBC Sport 360 app is still in experimental stage. But Olympic fans will be available to watch all the Olympic sports in Virtual Reality ranging from Swimming events to Archery.
Watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality using NBC app for US
NBC Olympics president said that the NBC US app will be showing the Olympic VR programming which can be viewed by anyone who owns the new Samsung Gear VR headset and a compatible Samsung smartphone. It’s a Samsung exclusive offer so people who own Oculus Rift or HTC Vive won’t be able to enjoy the Olympic VR content.
But there’s a catch. VR Coverage of the Rio Olympics by NBC won’t be available live. Instead, users will have to wait until next day to watch the sports events of Rio Olympics.
To watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality, download the NBC sports app on an Samsung phone like Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 etc. and start enjoying the Olympics VR through Samsung Gear VR headset.
Watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality using CBC app in Canada
CBC also announced that it will stream Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality on various platforms. CBC is currently the only channel that is offering 360 Online Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality on all major platforms.
iPhone and iPad users can download the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app and start watching Rio Olympics 2016 in VR.
Android users can download the CBC Olympic Games VR app on their smartphone and start streaming 360 degree Rio Olympics 2016 in VR.
If you don’t own an iOS or Android device or even Oculus Rift, you can still watch Rio Olympics 2016 in Virtual Reality by opening this link in your browser from your laptop or PC.