YouTube on TV is uber-popular, 360-degree video support coming soon

Gwen Vasquez
May 19, 2017

Google is obsessed with 360ยบ video.

YouTube launched 360 video on its platform a little over 2 years ago.

Not only can you use services like YouTube and Netflix via Chromecast, triggered by Google Home, but that's now expanded to a much wider range of services, like HBONow and Play Movies.

You can already find thousands of 360-degree videos on YouTube that allows for the viewer to pan their smartphone around to pan around the video itself.

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That capability will be coming soon to the YouTube TV app for TV-connected platforms including smart TVs and gaming consoles, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, announced Wednesday at the Google I/O conference.

No, it does not sound very practical.

While it may not be the most exciting update in the world, it's certainly not a bad thing to be able to enjoy 360-degree videos while remaining seated and not having to spin around the room. He is also the Head of Social Media for a London based agency, a visiting lecturer at the University of Greenwich and an global #smm speaker.

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