Thursday 29 September 2016

See the first ever YouTube Live 360 performance

Daniel Anderson

Published 21/04/2016 | 08:35

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live 360 video streaming

We've only just got done reporting on the existence of YouTube's live 360 degree video streaming and the first performance is already here

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Earlier this week we were writing up a report on the dawn of live 360 degree video streaming on YouTube, and the first example is already here.

The Verge collaborated with YouTube to put this event together, with a performance by American singer-songwriter Dawn which took place on the 20th of April 2016 in Los Angeles. Now if you missed the show itself, you can find it in full below and still look anywhere you want, followed by a Q&A with Emily Yoshida.

It's great to see this new technology being embraced so quickly, and it's clear that Dawn (real name Dawn-Angeliqué Richard) wants to be at the forefront of any new system which allows her to engage with fans in new ways.

Right now the video resolution still looks a little low, and there are jumps and quirks in the picture but there's no denying that this is a real revolution in the world of entertainment and the possibilities for the future are endless. Also, people use their phones a lot at gigs...

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