MyVR Social Media Platform to Let Users Share With Friends via VR
MyVR is designed to let people share discussions, content, movies and more with friends in a private VR room, anywhere they are located.Virtual reality fans will soon be able to go into private online VR rooms, where they will be able to share and view a wide range of content with friends anywhere in the world, while talking and laughing as if they were actually in the same room. MyVR, which bills itself as a virtual reality social platform, is scheduled to launch in late October and will allow users to invite friends into interactive private rooms so they can share movies, news and entertainment content and more using their smartphones and select VR headsets. MyVR is in alpha testing now, but is expected to be released in Android and iOS app versions in late October, John Gonzalez, co-founder and chief product officer of MyWebRoom.com, told eWEEK. MyVR is being built by MyWebRoom, which uses a series of interactive, customizable rooms as personal hubs, where users can find, save, stream and share online content, including news articles, music and videos. MyWebRoom features 21 targeted and customizable content feeds, including travel, sports, DIY and food. The MyVR apps are slated to be available for use with compatible Android smartphones with Google Cardboard VR devices and with the Samsung Gear VR headsets. The $99 Samsung Gear VR headset, which went on sale last fall, gives users the chance to view video games, movies and more in new, immersive ways. The Samsung Gear VR is a consumer version of virtual reality headsets made by Oculus.
With the free apps and the VR devices, users will be able to enter private online rooms with friends, share content, hold group voice chats, browse the web as a group, read articles and listen to music together, all while in a non-public "room."