Bigscreen Brings 50+ Free Steaming TV Channels to Social VR Viewing Platform

Bigscreen, the social VR platform that permits you to stream your pc’s display screen to others, simply acquired a considerable replace that brings with it 50+ streaming TV channels, together with sports activities, gaming, motion pictures, anime, information, and extra.

All streaming TV is served up without cost straight from Bigscreen and proven in its public theater rooms across the clock. Some channels will not be accessible in all areas, nonetheless we’ve confirmed majority are no less than accessible in Europe.

The replace involves all supported platforms, together with HTC Vive, Valve Index, Home windows VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, and Samsung Gear VR.

Public Bigscreen TV rooms help as much as eight customers, though a channel can technically help “hundreds of individuals,” Bigscreen CEO and founder Darshan Shankar writes in a weblog put up.

To perform this, Shankar says the corporate created a brand new VR video browser expertise that may load video streaming and livestreaming websites akin to YouTube, Twitch, Pluto, and Comet. And whereas the platform’s peer-to-peer display screen sharing has been significantly optimized, direct streaming means there’s no add bandwidth necessities.

The UI has additionally been modeled after sensible TV interfaces, which favors one-click actions as a substitute of laborious textual content insertion.

Picture courtesy Bigscreen

Right here’s a fast record of a number of the channels you may leap into in the present day:

Films & TV: Rifftrax, MST3K, Anime, Pokémon, Pluto Films, Comet, Shout! Manufacturing facility, and extra
Gaming & Sports activities: Crimson Bull TV, 24/7 Poker, 24/7 Trivia, CBS Sports activities, FOX Sports activities, High Twitch (Ninja, Shroud, Sodapoppin, Timthetatman, Lirik, DrDisrespect, DrLupo, Pokimane, Summit1g), and extra
Information & Finance: NBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Sky Information, Newsy, Cheddar Information, RT America, Climate Nation, Crypto Information, and extra
Random: Monstercat, Lofi Hip Hop Beats Radio, Comedy Central, NASA, SpaceX, 24/7 Cats, and extra

In just a few weeks, Bigscreen will even be saying its personal Bigscreen TV occasions, new TV channels, and a new cinema atmosphere. In some unspecified time in the future this summer time, the platform will even launch a buddies system, and premium 3D Film Nights in partnership with main film studios. Upcoming occasions embody:

July 11–14 — Overwatch League Playoffs
July 21 — SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch
August 25 — The DOTA 2 Worldwide Grand Finals

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