Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) earlier today. These are the first handsets in the Galaxy A series to support the Gear VR headset. Samsung has now updated its Samsung VR – Video app with support for both new handsets.
The app has also been updated with Android 8.0 Oreo support for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is yet to release Oreo officially for these devices. It’s expected to do that early next year.
Samsung VR now compatible with the Galaxy A8
The Samsung VR app is essentially a library of immersive virtual reality videos that can be experienced on supported Galaxy devices. There are countless VR 360 videos that users can access through this app. It’s also possible for them to upload their own videos to Samsung VR.
The VR videos are sorted into different categories which include sports, nature, science, autos and machines, travel and more. It’s possible to download the videos to watch later with the Gear VR headset.
Even those who don’t have a VR headset can watch 360 VR videos using this app. They just need to move their phone around or swipe on the screen to pan in different directions.