Sky launches VR App in Ireland

Virtual Reality is touching down in Ireland as Sky launches a dedicated VR app.

Sky VR is a mobile app for that is set to bring a new suite of VR-ready 360 degree videos to viewers. The videos will include exclusive angles on sporting events and special movie events.

There will also be original content in the weeks and months ahead, kicking off with Sky Sports: Closer featuring soccer superstar David Beckham. It’s looking pretty epic as you can see from this introductory video.

There’s racing, ballet, a VR movie experience and even hanging out with the cast of Suicide Squad as they chat to the world.

David Beckham said: “It was great to work with Sky and Google on this film to launch the new Sky Virtual Reality app. The team from the Sky VR studio came up with an incredible concept that shows the range of sport Sky offers. Being able to take other sports fans on a journey into some of the world’s biggest sporting events was a unique opportunity.”

Sky VR is available on iOS and Android and works with the Gear VR headset as well as other platforms. At launch the content will include:

  • Star Wars: Red Carpet (Sky Cinema) – get closer to the red carpet at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Anthony Joshua: Becoming World Champion – see Anthony as you have never seen him before, as he becomes IBF world heavyweight champion
  • Disney – two VR experiences from The Jungle Book, enabling viewers to get up close and personal with King Louie and Kaa
  • Fox Innovation Lab – The Martian Sneak Peek – transports viewers to Mars to follow the film’s protagonist Mark Watney after he has been stranded on the planet
  • Warner Brothers – Suicide Squad: Squad 360 – viewers can see what it’s like being a member of the Suicide Squad during a scene from the film
  • Team Sky – Journey to the Tour – follow the team preparing for their third Tour de France
  • F1®  – Team Williams – lets fans go behind the scenes of the Williams team, in the pit lane and in car viewing
  • Sky News – Calais: The Jungle – taking viewers to the centre of the refugee crisis with footage from inside ‘The Jungle’
  • Baobab Studios – Invasion – a VR animation about a duo of aliens aiming to take over the world, but needing to overcome two fearsome white bunny rabbits
  • Jaunt – Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight – Paul takes viewers through the charming creation story of this song, and its music video

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