At this year’s Google I/O event, virtual reality has clearly been high up on the agenda with the company announcing their new all-encompassing virtual reality platform, Daydream. One which is set to bring with it new VR hardware, a new VR interface and new VR apps, and all designed to work with devices running on Android N. As a result, when it comes to virtual reality, Google is going to be making a big play going forward. To most, the announcements that have come though are not that surprising, as it does seem that VR is the currently the next big thing with a number of manufacturers working on new hardware options and content providers working on porting their wares over to this new, emerging and exciting platform. The latest of which seems to be Rhapsody.
More commonly known for their music-streaming service, Rhapsody has released a new app to Google Play this week which very firmly adds them to the the growing list of virtual reality-invested companies. The new app which is simply entitled, Rhapsody VR, looks to bring you closer to the music action by providing 360-degree videos which create immersive concert experiences. Allowing the user to feel like they are actually there watching a concert, instead of simply watching a video of one. All the 360-degree videos can be watched directly on a smartphone or can be combined with the likes of Google Cardboard for a more VR-inspired experience.
Best of all, as well as being a free to download app, it seems that the content on offer through the Rhapsody VR app is free as well. So you do not need to have a Rhapsody subscription or even sign up to test the app out. As you might expect, the content is currently a little light with this being such a new app, however it does already contain performances from the likes of Flatbush Zombies, Talib Kweli, Dem Atlas, The Blind Shake, Low cut Connie and more. Not to mention, if you do already have a Rhapsody subscription, then all the video pages do include links back to the main Rhapsody streaming service, in case you want to check out more music from the same artist or add them to your playlist. Those interested in giving this latest VR-themed app try, can download Rhapsody VR from the Google Play Store through the link below.