Our go-to media player for the past few years has been VLC, a free media player that can play virtually any file type. Up until today, it only had one major weakness for video formats that was 360-degree video, a unique type of media that has grown in popularity as of recent years.
Fortunately, this has now changed with a technical preview that enables the desktop (both PC and Mac) app the ability to play 360-degree content on their computers without a hassle. While this feature is still in a beta release, it is expected to launch in the official VLC 3.0 update that is due at the end of the month.
The app allows 360-degree movement using a mouse or keyboard, but the developer says that plan to release a version for mobile devices using its accelerometer as well as support for headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream.
To get more information or download the VLC 360-degree technical preview, click here.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.