Oculus, owned by Facebook, will broadcast a handful of World Cup matches for free in virtual reality (VR): Starting Sunday’s head-to-head between Mexico and Germany, Oculus will broadcast four matches through its app recently unveiled social co-viewing. Premises.
Other matches broadcast via Oculus Venues include Portugal v Morocco on June 20, Brazil v Costa Rica on June 22 and England v Panama on June 24. These matches can be viewed through the Venues app on Oculus Go and Gear VR, where they can be watched by the American public.
Oculus launched Venues as a social co-viewing app last month. Users of the app can watch 180 degree live broadcasts of concerts, sporting events and nightlife with others in VR, with the ability to talk to other avatars via voice chat.
In addition to the World Cup, Oculus also live streams a weekly MLB game and weekly Gotham Comedy Club, among other events.
US-based VR users can also watch other World Cup matches through the Fox Sports VR app as well as the Telemundo Desportes VR app, both of which require authentication with your details. pay TV account. Users in other countries will be able to watch games in VR through the apps of local TV networks including BBC Sport VR (UK), DIRECTV Sports VR (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) and SBS | Optus FIFA World Cup VR (Australia).