YouTube launches 360-degree live videos & adds spatial audio for on-demand videos

Source: YouTube launches 360-degree live videos & adds spatial audio for on-demand videos

 

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YouTube announced two additions to its arsenal yesterday: 360-degree live streaming videos and spatial audio for on-demand videos.

First launched in March of last year, YouTube’s 360-degree videos can now be streamed live. YouTube says it&x2019;s working with companies like VideoStitch, a virtual reality software provider, to make sure its applications are compatible with YouTube&x2019;s 360-degree live streams.

From musicians to athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things with this technology. Now, they&x2019;ll be able to do even more to bring fans directly into their world, with 360-degree live streaming.Official YouTube Blog

In addition to 360-degree live streaming, YouTube also rolled out spatial audio for on-demand videos.

“Spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role,” says YouTube. YouTube shared the following New Orleans Jazz Orchestra video to demonstrate its latest audio update.


 

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