SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC VIVE® celebrates "VIVE Day," the third anniversary of VIVE's commercial launch, with the release of Viveport Video. Viveport Video is coming to major PC-VR hardware platforms, in addition to VIVE Wave devices, and showcases a broad range of content in an immersive and intuitive VR setting. To further celebrate VIVE Day, Viveport Infinity members can redeem five free titles from VIVE Studios and take advantage of other great deals available through this weekend.
Viveport Video provides access to a growing library of 2D, 180 and 360-degree videos in a native VR environment. Available as a free download on Viveport, Steam, and soon on the Oculus store, the new offering gives PC VR and VIVE WaveTM powered headsets the ability to access premium and free media content optimized for VR. A Viveport Infinity membership will provide exclusive access to select premium content in addition to the collection of free videos available to all.
Viewers can experience unique video content from their favorite sports such as Major League Baseball, Red Bull TV, and McLaren Racing. Meanwhile, music fans can enjoy popular music videos and concert footage of their favorite artists from Red Bull Records, 1Culture and Ceek VR. Cinematic and TV experiences like Everest: the VR Film Experience, Dark Corner and FRONTLINE PBS round out Viveport Video's offering as it continues to expand, providing some of the most compelling 2D and 360 content available in VR.
"Immersive VR video experiences are an exciting and captivating way for users to connect with the things that interest them the most and with Viveport Video, they now have access to premium content across a variety of lifestyle genres," said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. "Through Viveport Video, we're enabling the developer community to finally be able to monetize their premium video content and share these experiences with a large audience."
"With Viveport Video, we can now easily share our immersive video content with users of all major VR platforms to further reach into our global fanbase," said Rob Bloom, McLaren Group Digital Director. "We're looking forward to connecting with new and existing fans as they experience McLaren Racing through the lens of VR video experiences, bringing fans virtually into our world."
Powered by Secret Location's Vusr Publisher, Viveport Video is now available as a free download on ViveportTM and Steam. New users can try a two-week free trial of Viveport Infinity, Viveport's unlimited subscription service, and access the exclusive premium content on Viveport Video in addition to over 600 VR apps and games.
VIVE Day Promotions
To continue the birthday celebrations, Viveport is gifting Infinity members five free VIVE Studios titles along with some great deals. Starting today and running through April 7th, Viveport Infinity members can claim their free copies of Virtual Sports, Front Defense, Arcade Saga, Knockout League and AWAKE: Episode One: https://vprt.co/viveday2019
In addition, through April 7th, Viveport is also offering up to 90% off select games and apps for all customers while new purchases of VIVE or VIVE Pro headsets through April 8th comes with a 12-month Viveport Infinity membership.
About HTC VIVE VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Delivering on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, VIVE has created the strongest ecosystem for VR hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike. The VIVE ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by VIVE X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store with the world's first VR subscription model that operates in more than 60 countries, and VIVE Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative. For more information on Vive, please visit https://www.vive.com.
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