BBC Taster Launches Virtual Reality App
The app is part of BBC Taster’s remit to put the BBC’s early and experimental ideas in the hands of audiences. It will feature a range of content designed to push the limits of virtual reality on mobile devices, including animated VR, interactive 360° videos, dynamic binaural audio and branching narratives, which let users decide where to take the story.
One of the first pieces of VR to be published in the app is a trailer for upcoming BBC Three feature-length documentary One Deadly Weekend in America. The VR trailer is a virtual experience about gun crime, immersing you into an American street scene where clips from the documentary play around you.
Other content to feature in the app at launch includes new interactive 360° content from Planet Earth II, which enables viewers to choose their path through the story. The app will be regularly updated with new VR experiences over the coming weeks and months.