Watching YouTube Together On Quest
VR hangout app Bigscreen now has YouTube support, so you can watch YouTube videos with friends and strangers for Quest and PC VR users. This includes live videos as well as rented TV and movies on the app. No desktop mirroring feature needed as the app is installed into the platform. You can share with up to 15 people per room.
Unity and Meta partnership on education
Metas Immersive Learning division announced a major strategic partnership with 3D engine developer Unity to improve and increase extended reality (XR) learning for students, schools, and content creators.
Varjo Reality Cloud
Finnish XR product developer Varjo announced the launch of Varjo Reality Cloud, their new XR cloud streaming platform aimed at helping XR productivity by simplifying the hardware required to run it with real-time rendering in the cloud with offsite GPUs. The company is focusing on the automotive industry, but plans to go more broadly. Varjo Reality Cloud starts at $1495 per month for 5 concurrent users.