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Sky News has dipped its toe into the water of virtual reality. It's made its first ever news report using the technology: 'Migrant Crisis – The Whole Picture'.

The report "takes viewers to the frontline of Europe's migration crisis in Greece enabling them to see for themselves what is happening there".

The most immersive way to watch it is with a Google Cardboard headset – you can either buy one, or make one yourself. Download the Jaunt app for iOS or Android, start the video and put your phone in the viewers of the Cardboard headset. Plug in some headphones, and you're off.

You can also watch in 360 degrees on your phone or PC – you move around by tilting your phone or using your mouse. Just make sure your browser supports 360-degree video playback.

The report is embedded here, or you can find it on Sky News' YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The report was made in collaboration with Jaunt Inc, a virtual reality video firm that Sky has invested in since 2013.

John McAndrew, director of News Output for Sky News, said in a statement: "This new technology has enhanced our storytelling, giving our viewers a deeper and richer visual experience. For the first time we can take viewers to the scene of a news story in a way that is more immersive than ever. The report gives viewers a unique perspective on the migration crisis. By taking them inside the tents where people are living and seeing what it's like to stand on a crowded beach with possessions scattered along the shoreline, you get a new understanding of what is happening."

'Migrant Crisis – The Whole Picture' was shot by Sky News correspondent Alistair Bunkall, along with Sky News cameraman Adam Murch and Kenny Voelker from Jaunt.

Bunkall said: "The new camera allowed us to record 360-degree views. The technology means we can challenge the conventions of traditional news reporting by showing viewers the whole picture, enabling them to see and hear it all for themselves. We can now bring the viewer with us, into the heart of the story, to see what we're seeing, in places where they would not usually be able to go."

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