Samsung's Launching a VR Streaming Service for its Face-Phone Headset

By Darren Orf on at

One of the biggest problems with Gear VR at launch is the general lack of stuff to do. Samsung is now trying to fix that content conundrum with Milk VR, a free video streaming service designed specifically with the company's latest face wearable in mind.

Launching as a technical preview, Milk VR aspires to be a YouTube of VR by serving up 1-10 minute videos in full 360-degrees, and CNET says that Samsung hopes to assuage fears of early adopters and would-be adopters that the headset can't really do that much. Right now the selection is a limited number of videos in the genres "music, sports, action, and lifestyle," but Samsung hopes to trickle in more content in the future.

Samsung is making a big investment in VR, even announcing a 360-degree video camera tailor-made for capturing VR. For £150 (and a Note 4), the Gear VR is a good entry point for the VR-curious, but with more content, it could be a great one. [CNET via TechCrunch]