HTC launches its Netflix-style virtual reality service

| March 14, 2019

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As HTC explains, Viveport Infinity provides access to a multitude of virtual reality titles (600 applications and games), whether popular (such as Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, whose worldwide launch coincides with its availability on the platform) or independent. For $19.99 per month, or less if you choose to pay once a year ($79), you can enjoy VR content on an unlimited basis. A paradise for all virtual reality fans. This Netflix of virtual reality will be available to all owners of VIVE and Oculus Rift headsets, but also stand-alone headsets based on the VIVE WAVE platform. In order to expand its catalog, HTC has decided to change the distribution of revenue for developers to 80/20 instead of 70/30.

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