ESPN, Sling TV, and Fox Now are now accessible on the Oculus Go VR headset. You will be capable of watching the content within of a virtual room, where it can be seen on the equivalent of a huge projector display. Subscriptions will be needed to access every streaming service, but Oculus is adding $80 of credit for Sling TV with the buyout of any Oculus Go device till January 15, 2019.
Sling TV bundles comprise access to a number of live channels comprising CNN, AMC, and the Disney Channel, while ESPN features 6 channels together with ESPN+ (the on-demand streaming service). Fox Now features a series of on-demand material, as well as live streaming both FS1 and Fox Sports. Apart from being available as individual applications from the Oculus Store (such as the lately declared YouTube VR), the 3 services are incorporated with Oculus TV where they sit besides the likes of Showtime and Hulu.
On a related note, Google earlier claimed that it will now support advertising for Disney’s range of properties and brands (comprising ABC, Disney, Marvel, ESPN, Star Wars, and Pixar) all over various channels, including direct-to-consumer and live streaming content services. As fraction of a global tactical relation with Google, Disney will shift its complete global digital display and video business on Google Ad Manager. This will serve as its main ad tech platform, claimed Chief Business Officer at Google, Philipp Schindler, to the media in an interview.
With the joint venture, Disney will be capable of serving video ads smoothly in mobile apps, on the Internet, streaming via linked TVs as well as for live events, Schindler claimed. “Mutually, we aim to develop an enhanced video experience for Disney that will transcend platforms, devices, and living rooms to convey the magic of premium video material into users’ minds, hearts, and screens,” he claimed.