Post Reply Gear VR app?
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Are there any plans or ideas for making a VR app for the GearVR and/or Oculus Rift? The netflix app is amazing on my Gear VR and i want nothing more than to watch crunchyroll on it as well
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Posted 5/29/16
many people are still experiencing problems with CR videos.
i'd say fixing that problem should be a much, much higher priority.
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shiftymaple wrote:

Are there any plans or ideas for making a VR app for the GearVR and/or Oculus Rift? The netflix app is amazing on my Gear VR and i want nothing more than to watch crunchyroll on it as well

I wouldn't expect a response from CR on this. At some point in the past couple of years, they apparently switched to an "announce on release" model for apps (with good reason, although that's another topic).

That said, I wouldn't expect such an app from them anytime soon. Keep in mind Netflix is a far larger and more profitable company, and can afford to support far more niche markets. Make no mistake, at this point, VR is a niche market. There are probably more CR users that still use Windows Phone than there are those with Gear VR, Occulus Rift, and HTC Viiv combined.

CR has been burned before by developing apps for a platform that didn't pan out, so I seriously doubt they would jump on this early. After all, there aren't likely to be any significant amount of people that will stop watching CR because they can't use their VR headset to do so. That means until there are a significant amount of people that would start doing so if such an app existed, there is little incentive to create one.

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