360-degree videos have become a big hit on platforms like YouTube and Facebook. A new Apple TV App launched by Littlstar will now bring 360-degree videos to the TV screen. All this while this video feature had been missing from Apple’s latest TV.
Littlstar, a streaming video service similar to Vimeo and YouTube, was launched in 2014 using funds from Disney. Today it has grown to become the home of thousands of VR and 360-degree videos, and it’s already launched apps on platforms including iOS, Android, and Samsung Gear VR. It has also partnered with big content providers and brands like National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, Mountain Dew, and Showtime, showcasing 360-degree videos of animal expeditions, sporting events, and action clips.
Even though Apple TV users will not have the advantage of being able to move their head around to view the 360-degree video content like they can with a headset on, they can use there Siri Remote to easily control the videos and make them more responsive. The remote’s trackpad lets users smoothly pan around in any direction they like with just the tip of their finger. It’s much easier to navigate than having to click and drag like on a computer.