Plex VR lets you virtually watch movies with your friends

Plex VR lets you virtually watch movies with your friends

Plex VR on Daydream was, according to Plex, built out of a community VR project originally called Plevr, with the developer scoring themselves a job with Plex by dint of their existing work. It really made us of the virtual space with touches like selecting a title popping it out into a virtual DVD case that users could hold, rotate or put down on a table in front of them while they flipped through other options.

Plex is going VR: The popular media center app launched an app for Google's Daydream virtual reality ( VR ) headset Wednesday, giving users the ability to browse and watch movies and TV shows in VR and join friends for co-viewing sessions. Head positions are updated in real-time, so you can see what everyone's looking at, and you can click the remote button to talk to the group.

Traditionally, the Plex Media Server desktop application runs on Windows, macOS and Linux-compatibles including some types of NAS devices. For those of you with a Plex Pass, you'll be able to watch things with your Plex-using friends/partners inside of the same scene.

It is free to all Plex users, although some features are reserved for Plex Pass users only, including the ability to invite friends into the mix. You can grab the individual artwork cards for movies and shows and "stack" them on the couch next to you for fast access. However, the experience is not just restricted to the apartment settings, but rather Plex has added different scenes.

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And make sure to honk the car's horn when you're sitting behind the wheel at the drive-in theater.

Speaking to Variety, Plex stated that they have worked in close collaboration with Google to bring the best experience to Daydream.

The app allows users to view local media including VR and 360-degree video content. Usage is free for all Plex users, but co-viewing is reserved for paying Plexpass members - after a 7-day trial period, that is. "It's a game-changer for VR, and we were just as fired up about it as Alex, the creator of Plevr, and now the latest member of our incredible community to join us full-time in building great stuff for all of you".

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