Samsung launches Milk VR: A 360-degree video store for the Gear VR

Samsung has launched a 360-degree view, video-content application for Gear VR headset users, called Milk VR.

Being in the mobile industry for long time now, Samsung knows well that devices are of little use without sufficient content. Putting this into purpose, Samsung has launched a 360-degree view, video-content application for Gear VR headset users dubbed Milk VR.

Milk VR is a free app by Samsung, which provides a range of 360-degree video content for the Gear VR headset. The newly-launched app is a slightly deficient as of now, with just around 10 videos. There are seven categories namely, Fresh, Trending, Action, Planet VR, Music, Sports and VR Life, though many of these are currently empty. Samsung is likely to add to this collection in the course of time.

Engadget's Ben Gilbert, who had the chance to get his hands on the device, explains that users can experience the app by sliding your finger forward or backward on Gear VR's touchpad, while keeping your finger attached to the headset. Video categories swirl around you on a cycle and you can look up to select each of them.

The Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset which is powered by the Note 4 and Samsung has collaborated with Oculus to come out with it. The Gear VR has a removable front cover into which slips in the Note 4 acting as the screen. There is a focus dial on top, a touchscreen controller on the right hand side. The Gear VR works only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it uses the smartphone for its image processing and display features. There is also a provision to switch on the Note 4’s rear camera to switch off from the 3D virtual world and see the real world as well.

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