To this point, virtual reality has remained relatively niche. Without a practical way of viewing content, and very little of that content to view, the techonlogies expansion has simmered, not exploded. Samsung VR Live Pass figures to change all of that.
According to a report on SammyHub, Samsung has some big plans ahead in terms of VR expansion.
In early June, Samsung will launch VR Live Pass, which will be accessible through their Samsung VR app. The app will offer an enticing array of options via use of the Gear VR headset.
It’s first streaming service could serve to bring in a number of people who have never tried the technology before.
That will include UFC 212, which will broadcast on June 3, from Rio de Janero, Brazil. Viewers will have a full, 360-degree view of all of the action. Those watching from the United States or New Zealand will not be able to stream the fights main card in VR, only the undercard fights.
In July, the service will stream all the action from the 2017 X Games, and a number of live performances in August.
While Oculus and HTC remain the big names in virtual reality, Samsung aims to take a significant bite of the market share with VR Live Pass.