Every four years, avid sports fans and patriotic supporters look forward to the summer Olympic games. However, few actually have the opportunity to attend the historic event. And while television coverage is usually very good, it simply doesn’t capture the electric atmosphere that surrounds the opening and closing ceremonies or some of the most popular sporting events.
For the 2016 Rio Olympics, that will change will the help of Virtual Reality. Users of Samsung’s Gear VR will now be able to enjoy a more immersive viewing experience of the Olympics when combining their VR headset with the new NBC Sports app.
NBC is offering over 100 hours of VR programming and 360-degree storytelling, all exclusively designed for those with Samsung Galaxy smartphones compatible with Gear VR.
Virtual Reality is seen by many as the future of tech. And, with such a major world event getting underway, it seems like the perfect time to expose VR to a mainstream audience.
In addition to helping to bring people to Rio virtually, Samsung will have more than a dozen Galaxy Studios around the city during the games, where Olympic tourists can try out its VR tech. It’s all in an effort to get more people to experience how VR is unlike anything else they’ve felt before thanks to fully-immersive, 360-degree content.
NBC is making its virtual reality Olympic content available one day after each competition, from August 6 through August 22. So, if you’ve ever dreamed about getting even closer to your favorite sports and athletes, be sure to check out this exclusive VR content.