The launch lineup includes 9 VR films competing in world premiere at Venice Biennale 2018
VRrOOM Limited, a media platform dedicated to VR and AR news curation and content distribution, today announced the launch of the VRrOOm XR app, an extended VR platform that will make the world’s finest festivals and cultural events accessible to global audiences. Featuring top quality content, the new platform aims to help festivals overcome the time and space constraints they confront as they grow and to grant global audiences’ access to the most prestigious event premieres.
In partnership with the 75th Venice International Film Festival, the VRrOOm XR app’s debut program will showcase 9 VR films from the festival’s Virtual Reality competition lineup. The limited run will be available at no cost to all for a period of one month, from September 8 to October 8, 2018. The following programs will be announced later this month, showcasing works presented at various festivals from all around the world.
Launching today (September 8), VRrOOm’s virtual festivals platform is available on iOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), and Google Daydream systems for VR-enabled mobile phones, allowing audiences to watch content either in magic window or in VR mode with a VR headset; the app is also compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Gear VR, downloadable on Viveport and Oculus stores.
The new platform will be free to access during the first few months following launch.