Verge for Coachella
March 9, 2016
The Coachella music festival is beefing up its VR programming with a new app and a custom Google Cardboard headset, one that’s being shipped out to this year’s attendees in the “welcome boxes” containing their tickets. The Coachella VR app will allow Cardboard and Gear VR owners to flip through 360-degree photos from festivals past, old interviews and performances from this year’s artists, and a virtual tour of the festival grounds. (The app’s website suggests Oculus and HTC Vive compatibility are “coming soon.”) The app will be regularly updated with new content right up to the festival’s first weekend in mid-April, but it’s still unclear whether or not home viewers will be able to livestream the festival in VR or 360-degree video using the app.