January 20, 2017 - 18:28 AMT
PlayStation VR adds support for 360-degree YouTube videos

PSVR is still a young whippersnapper in the virtual reality world, striving for parity -- and in games, superiority -- with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. on Friday, january 20, it's taken another step forward with support for 360-degree videos on YouTube. That means you can boot up anything on the platform, including a New York Times 'Daily 360' video, and move your head to change the perspective. You're stuck in one place, but the experience is still fairly immersive, especially in comparison to the desktop YouTube experience, Engadget reports.

A handful of early PSVR owners received the update last December, but said the quality of the service was poor. That's because the videos were capped at 1080p and had to be stretched to accommodate the headset's 100-degree field of view. Sony and Google have hopefully worked out the kinks -- a huge library of immersive 360 videos would make PSVR a more useful and attractive proposition.