YouTube unveils buffet of new series, and plans for virtual reality

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To fit alongside the company' Daydream mobile VR platform, Google is partnering with Lenovo, LG, and YI Technology to create a new class of 180 cameras.

Redesigns to the mobile and desktop YouTube user experience will allow the size of the screen to automatically adjust to whichever video format is uploaded.

The new VR180 format will work in Cardboard, Daydream, and PSVR to begin with, appearing as a normal flat video on other devices and inside browsers.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki grabbed headlines this week at the annual VidCon gathering in Anaheim, Calif. when she announced new features for the mobile version of the world's largest video platform.

VR180 is a new video format that is meant to be easier for creators to work with, as well as visually appealing for viewers.

Google's Daydream is also working with manufacturers to create a VR camera that will cost roughly the same amount as a point-and-shoot.

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The first batch of the VR180 cameras is expected to arrive this winter, but there's no word on the pricing. With the help of new format, certified VR devices will be capturing half of the 360-degree range and focus more on the primary subject placed right in front of the camera.

The idea, Google said, is to make the creation of immersive video less onerous by only worrying about the pixels in front of the viewer. Google notes that it'll introduce new affordable cameras for VR180 so that anyone can make VR videos. That's a pretty big milestone, and the company hopes to further their accomplishments with today's news and other announcements and changes going into the future.

But, there are times you find yourself stuck with a vertical video and you have to watch the same with the black strips on each side.

In a few weeks the service will be available in Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St.

As for YouTube TV, not much was spoken about, but the service is indeed expanding to five new cities over the course of the coming weeks.

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