It seemed crazy enough that we saw a plethora of streaming services pockmark a generation of cable cutting last year, but now they are getting full blown booths at the Consumer Electronics Show and muscling out major streaming services along the way.
As one of the more ambitious, and purely software-based companies, Plex has today revealed plans for a long-term strategy to create an entire virtual reality experience. Currently, Plex operates currently as a free piece of software that can stream a plethora of different media files to any screen that accepts the software.
Plex VR builds on that by allowing users to navigate a digital board of movies while sitting in the comfort of your high-rise condo.For now, the VR experience lives exclusively on Google Daydream VR headsets and Daydream-ready Android phones, allowing users to play back local media content on their Android device, including 3D and 360-degree and 180-degree video. Over time, it will be able to stream other content from Plex, as well. It also offers a couch view with a friend so you can sit together and do things like pour soda or pass the popcorn.