VR has yet to penetrate mainstream awareness, but major companies like Google strongly believe in its potential. Earlier this week the search giant announced its Daydream View VR accessory will start shipping out to customers November 10. But so far, not a lot of content has been released for the headset. But fear not, NFL has just announced something exciting for Daydream View users.
Starting this month, NFL will offer a 9-part series filmed in 360-degree VR to YouTube, but the content will be making its way to Google’s Daydream headset too later this year. Google hopes that football will give people a taste of VR and leave them craving more.
The first episode of the new NFL series will air on November 24 just in time for Thanksgiving Day. The series will be produced by NFL’s film studio in collaboration with Google Jump, the search giant’s impressive 360-degree video capture 16 camera rig.
The series explores life in and around NFL, so viewers will be allowed to peek inside the lives of players, coaches, executive, cheerleaders and fans themselves.
The partnership between NFL and Google is an exclusive one, so it means you won’t be able to watch the series if you’re using one of the competition’s headsets like the Oculus Rift. Which is certainly an advantage for Google and its Daydream View.
The series is NFL’s first serious attempt to produce VR, although the company did experiment with it last year around the time of the Super Bowl.
Apart from the NFL series, Daydream View users will also have the option of tapping into other apps including Hulu VR, Tiny Tee Gold, Gunjack 2, YouTube VR or Wall Street Journal VR.