38+ Powerful Virtual Reality Statistics to Know in 2019

| April 25, 2019

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The 1999 dystopian sci-fi film turned out to be somewhat prophetic. The virtual reality software industry is still growing and thankfully, is not as bleak. We’re witnessing an exciting time for VR, and it continues to evolve and become more approachable for the typical consumer. But even after dabbling with VR gaming here and there, I still marvel at the technology. While VR gaming is experiencing the majority of the growth, outlets such as social media platforms, sports teams and tourism industries are starting to embrace virtual reality. For example, VR helps athletes during football practice at Stanford University and has transformed the way players and coaches handle training. Not only does VR offer a safer method for practice, but it also measures the movements of the player for a more immersive and insightful training session.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

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Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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