There's a new way to experience the news thanks to the New York Times. The NYT VR app puts readers at the heart of some of the most incredible and important stories from across the globe. Reading the news in bite-sized form is one thing, but getting up close and personal with innovative reports and virtual reality technology takes things to a whole new dimension. Free to download to your device, the NYT VR app lets you connect with the stories you want to hear about, wherever you are.
This app brings you news with a difference. Capitalizing on the VR and augmented reality trend, this app utilizes journalist videos and a unique playing window to put viewers in the midst of the action. Use your Google Cardboard viewer combined with your phone to create an impromptu headset in which to explore this app, or opt for the standard smartphone settings for when you just want to watch what's going on in the world.
Once the app's downloaded, you can instantly explore the latest journalist insights from the New York Times, with involving video reports from far flung countries. Users can browse through stories and make their decision based on article summaries, video lengths and file sizes. For best results, videos are best downloaded rather than streamed, providing an optimum VR experience.
Share the stories that have gotten to you the most by clicking on the 'share' tab, available on all app screens. You'll find only premier news and reports from award-winning journalists, all told through a new way to stay updated and get involved with what's happening around the world. If you like what you see, share the app link with friends and let them experience the news in virtual reality for the first time, or leave a comment to engage with readers and viewers from across the planet.
This app is constantly being updated with new features and optimizations, ensuring the smoothest playback possible across every smartphone and device you own. One of the most popular recent news apps out there join almost 100,000 other happy users when you download the NYT VR experience.
Compatible with the following devices and technologies: Google Daydream View, Mobile VR