YouTube is going to add support for 360 degree videos shortly. Ahead of that launch, more information about 360 degree videos has come out. Initially, the feature will be offered on Android and then it will extend to iPhone and iPad. Also, it will be possible to explore 360 degree videos through Chrome on desktop.
So, how will the 360 degree content work? Well, Google will let people on mobile and desktop move around a video with a mouse/finger to essentially get inside of the video and explore. This setup makes the videos perfect for virtual reality and the videos could work nicely on Google Cardboard.
CNET reports cameras like the Bublcam, Giroptic's 360cam, IC Real Tech's Allie, Kodak's SP360, and Ricoh's Theta will support the feature at launch.