Fox Sports Says 'Super Bowl' Highlights Can Be Viewed Through Virtual Reality Headsets

Feb 06, 2017 09:52 AM EST | Hem Cervantes

Americans watched the Super Bowl through beer goggles, however, this year the defining moment is additionally going to be visible through a different kind of eyewear through virtual reality headsets. The virtual reality headset is a device that wears over the eyes like a pair of goggles. It blocks out all external light and shows an image on high-definition screens in front of the eyes. The goal of the VR headset is to immerse in a game.

Last Sunday's matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, Fox Sports is offering a virtual reality highlight package of the game, and this is currently available through the company's Fox Sports VR app which is powered by LiveLike. Fans can sign into the application utilizing confirmed certifications from their TV supplier, where they will enter an immersive Virtual Reality environment set in a private suite with six camera edges to look over.

From that point, watchers can look at the 20 most exciting highlights transferred in close to real-time, with a timeline that makes it less demanding to explore through them. In addition, keeping in mind that the application works with Samsung's Gear VR or Google Cardboard headsets, Fox Sports and LiveLike have likewise built up 360-degree camera setups that are positioned all around the stadium.

Obviously, these replays will be no place close as fun as really watching the game live in VR, which would not be conceivable this year, however, it is greater to nothing and at any rate flags a proceeding with the pattern of the network at long last warming up to permitting their content to appear in VR. Furthermore, the Super Bowl is a characteristically social review experience that the greater part watches with companions so that it most likely do not need a headset in the face all the games in any case.


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