The update of Bigscreen brings support for Amazon Prime Video, Disney+and more streaming media services.
The VR application Bigscreen is designed for sharing movies and cinema nights in VR. Users can meet in the virtual living room and cinema, and watch blockbusters, 3D movies and TV content together on the large screen. The application also supports movie rental and desktop sharing.
Bigscreen aims to become an integrated video media platform. Since April 2022, this VR application supports YouTube sharing. New updates to Meta Quest and PC-VR have added other streaming media services, including Amazon Prime, Disney+, Twitch and PlutoTV.
These streaming media services are provided by an integrated in application browser optimized for VR use, ensuring all functions of the platform in VR. This function supports dynamic lighting, that is, the light emitted by the screen is reflected by the surrounding environment to create a feeling of cinema.
VR applications mainly ensure that content is displayed and synchronized in VR. Bigscreen emphasized that, unlike the physical living room, all audiences need to actively subscribe to Amazon Prime or Disney+and log in to these services.
The available viewing content may vary by region and can only be accessed in a private room. If one of the users is missing content, that person will not be able to watch.
Bigscreen still lacks support for Netflix, but according to Darshan Shankar, founder and CEO, the team is developing a “powerful VR web browser”, which will ensure that applications and websites work properly. “We will study it,” Shankar wrote on Twitter.
In 2023, Bigscreen plans to launch more websites, games and streaming media services. Friend system and “avatar” 2.0 are planned to be launched early next year, and then hand tracking support will be increased. The company also announced that it was carrying out a “secret project”. Therefore, Bigscreen still has a lot of new content that will be available to users in the future.