Videos are fast becoming the content of choice for audiences around the world. YouTube and Facebook videos are viewed billions of times a day, with YouTube leading the way.
In early 2015, YouTube began offering 360-degree video uploading and viewing on either a computer or Android mobile apps. Later that year, Facebook joined the 360 video revolution and other less well-known companies are joining the frenzy. 360, or virtual reality videos, allow users to pan around the video so it can be viewed from any angle.
360 videos are created with special cameras that record an event or a scene from all angles. When viewing on a computer, a mouse is used to pan around the video, while on a smartphone, the video view can be controlled by either a swipe of a finger or simply by physically moving around. VR headsets are no longer required to watch 360 videos.