Since a few months back, YouTube 360 videos support has been added to their site. Of course currently these can’t be viewed on the Gear VR, and are only viewable on Google Cardboard. There are some tricks to get it working with the Note 4 version of the Gear VR. If you don’t have the time to watch the video, you basically slide the Note 4 under the USB port. However, we have yet to find a way to make the S6 version work when plugged in, unless using extreme measures (like holding the phone with one hand while viewing the video).
There are currently about 19 videos listed on The 360 Video Directory from YouTube. As there is a countless amount of content being added everyday, we are focusing on the content with the highest view count, or videos that we have immensely enjoyed and would like to share. If you know of such videos feel free to let us know at [email protected]. We are planning on eventually having a way for visitors to submit a YouTube 360 entry to be included in the directory.
If you are a video content creator and would like your videos to be listed in the directory, please email us at the above address. API access is preferable and will result in the videos appearing on the directory much faster.