<h2>One step closer to reality: Google introduces 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio on YouTube</h2>
Watching live recorded concerts on Blueray DVD or YouTube is never the same of compared to actually being at a concert or a Premier League match, the atmosphere, noise, surroundings are all part of an experience that can never be replicated. But a company in Mountainview is trying, with the help of virtual reality and 360-degree videos, these moments can quite place you virtually at these boisterous locations.
Google first launched support for 360-degree video in March 2015. With enthusiasts in music and other fields have all been creating content with the new technology, now they will be able to create greater materials with 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio.
This new experience can be witnessed first hand when the spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos is now currently available. Just as watching a concert in 360-degrees spatial audio can give an immersive experience, bringing real life feel, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role. Users can try out this playlist on their Android device.
Google has collaborated with VideoStitch and Two Big Ears who bring this to life, there will also be a 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio technologies available at all YouTube Space locations around the globe in due time.
Other uses for the service include, students can experience news events in the classroom as they unfold, travelers can experience faraway sites and explorers can deep-sea dive, all without the physical constraints of the real world. And watching football game or a concert will change with the immersive experience VR can offer. Throw in the smell of hotdog and beer and I’m game for this.