As of recently, you can explore Discovery’s splendid projects via Discovery VR for iOS, which you can download from the iTunes store. With your Apple iOS you can gain an immersive viewing experience. It can be claimed that the concept of “adventure” has gained new overtones via Discovery VR.
Discovery VR is a new app coming from Discovery Communications and you can download it free-of-charge for the iOS. Discovery Channel enthusiasts will be delighted by Discovery VR, as they will have access to content involving several of their shows, such as “MythBusters” and “Gold Rush”, whereas they can also get extra tips for skateboarding, for instance, they can dive deep with the sharks or perhaps even explore tropical forests and the critters that roam them.
But what truly makes Discovery VR special is that its rich, 360-degree, innovative video content is delivered according to how you toggle with the viewing angle. So, since you’re able to point your iPhone’s camera in different directions, you’ll benefit from a thrilling experience, whereas the effect is stunning, expressly regarding the sharks-related videos.
Moreover, you can view the videos with your Google Cardboard glasses, or with the Samsung Gear VR, but the effect is priceless regardless. The VR experience is an incredible representation of wild and marine life, for example, and a headset might transport you as close as it gets to seeing (and, moreover, hearing) how it’s like to be there.
Discovery’s team said in the application’s release notes that Discovery VR was an innovative way to see your world. They said they would update their content on a regular basis (so far there’s a total of 9 videos), and that they were excited about what the new virtual reality medium could show them and the general public.
So far, some of the most intriguing videos available present the MythBusters’ shark dive experiment, where approximately 30 sharks were recorded. They tested whether sharks were scared of orca noises.
Senior vice president of digital media, Discovery Communication, Conal Byrne, says that
“Discovery has always been about driving curiosity – exploring new places, characters and ideas. Virtual reality allows us a new opportunity to tell these kinds of stories, immersing you in experiences like never before.”
Discovery VR can be downloaded for free on the App store and it’s optimized including for the iPhone 6, but any iPhone and iPod touch devices will support it.
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