How to Watch a 360 Video on YouTube from Android and iPhone

How to Watch a 360 Video on YouTube from Android and iPhone

The future is coming. You won’t watch a video as you do it today.

On March 13, 2015, YouTube enabled 360-degree video, which means you can see the entire environment; up and down, left and right, totally 360. What’s best about it is that you don’t have to hold your phone to enjoy the 360-degree video. You can totally go inside the 360-degree video and embrace the experience.

One more thing: You can watch 360-degree videos with your Android and iPhone!

So, here’s how to watch a 360 video in a best way:

How to watch a 360 video

#1

Make sure you have got the latest version of YouTube app.

how to watch a 360 video

Lucky you, it works both on Android and iPhone.

#2

Scan the QR code “YouTube 360” on BeThere Book.

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There it is, on the right section. Get BeThere Book here.

Or simply type “#360Video” on a keyword search. It has this avatar:

how to watch a 360 video

#3

Play the 360-degree video.

You can start watching the 360-degree video now, but there is a better way to enjoy it.

(See also: List of Recommended 360-degree Videos)

#4

Set it to the highest resolution.

Normally, the highest resolution on Android and on iPhone is 1080p. The higher, the better, though.

#5

Click Cardboard icon.

By “Cardboard icon”, this is what we mean:

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You will find the video screen will be splitted into two.

#6

Slide your phone into a Cardboard viewer.

Like this:

#7

Wear it like a glasses. Make yourself comfortable.

#8

Now, move around, see everything, as if you were there.

Welcome to the virtual world!

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