Earlier this week, Facebook announced the launch of Oculus TV – a new hub from which Oculus Go users can experience their favourite shows, movies and more.
Facebook seems to be all about TV these days. It’s clear that the tech giant is investing a lot of its time on the launch of TV-related features, and it’s certainly not about to give up. In fact, let’s just say that it’s just getting started. After the launch of IGTV last week – that’s Instagram Television in case you’re wondering – Oculus just launched Oculus TV, “a new and immersive way to experience your favorite shows, movies, and more on Oculus Go!”
It’s true that Oculus TV isn’t as much a surprise as Instagram’s “gamechanger” – it was after all announced at F8 2018 – but Facebook had to really tease to get people interested in its Oculus Go headset. Oculus TV is described as “a hub for must-watch programming, like your favorite Hulu* and SHOWTIME* shows, sports programming including MLB Live games via Facebook Watch, the best in pulse-pounding esports, and more.” Oculus also compares the experience of sitting in front of a 180-inch TV IRL, which is an attractive thought. Oculus Go is pretty much an all-in-one living room solution you can take with you anywhere, anytime.
And there’s a lot see on Oculus TV, as well, so Facebook has made it easy to switch between content whether live or on-demand content. The catch? Well, most of it is available only to users in the US.