“I’m so close!” Came from the voice of a die hard Knicks fan experiencing a new and innovative way to watch the NBA live from home.
On Monday, February 27, hundreds of fans put on their Meta Quest headset and enjoyed watching the New York Knicks take on the Boston Celtics.
We are extremely happy to see our first live NBA game impact many people who watch sports daily. A post from House of Highlights on Instagram demonstrates our new technology we at YBVR push to bring to the future of sports. Many comments from this post state “I NEED THIS”, “This is the future” or something funny like “Millionaires who spend $15,000 on Court-Side seats hate this one trick….Xtadium.”
This event represented a great standard for where the technology currently is and where it will be headed in the foreseeable future. This was also a great way to give sports fans a first dive into Xtadium; the sports streaming app for VR that allows users to tailor the experience to their own needs and desires by giving them the chance to choose between multiple 180/360 camera angles.
Fans also have the ability to create private watch parties with friends and family and to see statistics in real time.
The full schedule of immersive games is the following:
- March 6 // Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers—Immersive 180-Degree Game // 4:00 pm PT
- March 14 // Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans—Immersive 180-Degree Game // 5:00 pm PT
- April 2 // Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks—Immersive 180-Degree Game // 5:00 pm PT
- April 8 // Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers—Immersive 180-Degree Game // 1:00 pm PT
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