HTC Vive could now be your virtual reality home cinema

Modern TVs make watching movies more immersive than ever, but HTC Vive is set to take your home entertainment to a whole new level…

27 Jan 2017


Enjoying your movies in Virtual Reality is probably the most immersive way you can watch them. There are no distractions in your peripheral vision, and the headphones mean you won’t hear too many outside noises. It’s just you and the movie.

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HTC’s Vive Video lets you set up your viewing environment exactly how you want it. You can create a cinema screen that makes you feel like you’re having a private screening, or go completely distraction free so it’s just you and the movie.

You also have full control over the size of the screen and if it stays in a fixed location or is always centred in you field of vision when you move your head.

Vive Video doesn’t just play 2D movies. It has full support for 3D, 180° and 360° content, making it one of the most comprehensive VR movie players available.

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Movies such as John Wick, Assassin’s Creed, The Martian, Hunger Games and Star Wars have all created special VR Experiences for use on headsets that put you at the centre of scenes from, or inspired by, the movies. Several, such as John Wick, are fully interactive and move beyond being movies to become VR games in their own right.

Console owners don’t have to be left out when it comes to VR movies. PlayStation VR has a strong relationship with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment, both of whom produce VR content for the headset. Sony president Kaz Harai announced at CES 2017 “Many more VR experiences will be coming soon from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment”.

Learn more about the HTC Vive here