Sports Illustrated's 2016 swimsuit issue goes VR with 360-degree videos
Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is joining the virtual reality trend. The newly launched SI Swimsuit app includes VR video content that supports both Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR accessories.
According to Engadget, the app will launch with five VR videos for free, with additional videos added on a weekly basis that can be checked out for an additional fee. They will feature many of SI's swimsuit models in full 360-degree videos. The print edition of the SI Swimsuit issue will also come with a Cardboard-like viewer:
The article adds that the idea for adding VR content to the app happened when Chris Hercik, the creative director of Sports Illustrated, got a demo of the upcoming HTC Vive headset several months ago in Seattle:
You can download the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit app now from iTunes.
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By Tammy Rogers