YouTube’s VR video collection just added a major new platform: Sony’s PlayStation VR. As spotted by UploadVR, users across Reddit, Twitter, and other sites say that Version 1.09 of YouTube adds PSVR support, although it’s apparently rolling out slowly. While we haven’t been able to confirm the change yet, it apparently lets users with headsets select the “normal version” or “PlayStation VR version” of the app at launch, then watch YouTube’s large collection of flatscreen and 360-degree videos inside PSVR.
Previously, PlayStation VR had specialized VR video apps with their own collections of material, like Within, and players could manually load 360-degree videos they had downloaded. But YouTube offers a much higher volume of material, and with the launch of Google’s Daydream VR platform, it’s been focusing on beefing up its VR catalog. We’ve reached out to YouTube to confirm details of this release.