YouTube introduces live 360 video and spatial sound


YouTube continues its enrichment at a steady pace and this time it was the video with sound and image 360 that may be broadcast live on the platform.

After the video 360, the 4K or live video with Connect, YouTube has just put a new stone to its increasingly rich building. Thus, Google announced this time arriving on the platform of videos that can be viewed not only 360 but also broadcast live and integrate spatial sound management (distances and positions).

Two new features for the price of one on YouTube
Thus, rather than broadcasting an event (such as a concert or a game for example) or live but statically, YouTube will be able to offer users to experience the thing as if they were there. If virtual reality is heard in the crosshairs of this streaming 360, especially with partnerships with VideoStich and Two Big Ears, this solution can still be used on a computer screen or smartphone, with or without helmet .


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Regarding the spatial sound, which concerns only the videos on demand at the moment and so professional, the ideal is of course to have an audio headphones on to take full advantage of the technology that is obviously via that proposed an Android terminal. now remains to be seen if the streaming 360 and the spatial sound manage to quickly democratize because the required equipment is not within the reach of anybody videographer.

A first look at Coachella
To test the spatial sound YouTube direction this playlist created for the occasion or towards the site this weekend to experience live some of the Coachella festival concerts.

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Paul Morris is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He is an advisor at Xpert Automation, a tech-based business incubator focused on scalable startups, and founder of ContentFy.


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