Social Networking giant Facebook is now allowing users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to post VR experiences onto Facebook Live, via its Spaces app. The Spaces app, which was released as a beta in April of this year, is a VR app that lets up to four users play with their individual avatars in a simulated world.
“We’re excited to see how people go live from Spaces to interact with friends in new ways — and this is only the beginning, as we’ll continue to add new features to the experience,” Facebook Spaces Head of Product Management Mike Booth wrote.
The app has a virtual camera that you can position anywhere in your space to capture your VR world, and allows sharing of photos, watching regular and 360-degree videos, sketching using virtual markers, and making video calls. While the user streams his or her experiences, friends can watch on Facebook, react, and comment on your broadcast.
“By going live from Facebook Spaces, you can share a whole new kind of moment with friends and family directly from VR. Whether you’re touring exotic locations across the globe in 360, collaborating on a virtual marker masterpiece, or riffing on a viral video, the people who matter most to you can now follow along in real time on Facebook.” added Booth.
This is Facebook’s latest move in combining its top social features, while still trying to spread VR to the masses. And that mission just got a little easier with Oculus Rift being discounted to only $399, and that’s with the touch controllers. You can find the Spaces VR app in the Oculus Store.