The new Apple TV is not just a video streaming box, it’s also a casual game console, place to shop for products and now a place to watch interactive 360-degree videos.
Littlstar, a global network with a sizable catalog of VR and 360-degree video content, launched its first app for the new Apple TV, bringing the first-ever 360-degree videos to any streaming media box.
The free app has content from a wide-range of content partners such as Disney, Discovery, PBS, Mountain Dew, National Geographic, Red Bull and National Geographic, as well as a multitude of categories including sports, technology, lifestyle, news and more.
To pan around the 360-degree videos, users swipe around on the Siri Remote’s glass trackpad. Swiping down moves the viewing angle up, up for down, right for left and left for right.
The video resolution isn’t exactly the highest, but that’s to be expected. There isn’t a lot of ultra-crispy 360-degree video content out there in general. But as 360-degree videos become more popular and the cameras get better, it’ll reach the top spot.
With Littlstar’s app, users can now view 360 videos on their televisions, and experience immersive video the same way they would a traditional TV program.