December 23, 2015
Videos Enable Viewers to Experience Them at Their Own Pace
YouTube continues to change the way the world is seen and who is seeing what and, once again, the video streaming site is changing how users can experience videos.
Expanding on its inclusion of virtual reality videos and 360-degree video support, YouTube has announced a new way for mobile users to experience certain videos specially made to immerse viewers in what they are watching.
Google Spotlight Stories are videos which do more than just tell stories, they let viewers explore the tales as they’re unfolding. It’s almost like the deleted scenes and extra features included on BluRays and DVDs, but instead of waiting for the feature to end to see the specials they’re actually included.
“With Google Spotlight Stories, your phone becomes a window to a story happening all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive, so when you move your phone to various scenes, you unlock mini-stories within the story,” explained members of the YouTube team in a blog post.
It’s all rolling out with a new animated feature, Special Delivery, created by the studio behind the popular Wallace and Gromit series. Watching the video means viewers can watch at their own pace and look at other things going on other than just the main action.
YouTube has expanded this video so YouTube 360 users can also enjoy the experience.
In 2016, the blog promises, Google Spotlight Stories will grow to include more Android devices the YouTube iOS app.
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.