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US streaming company Hulu has released its first virtual reality app.

Sadly, rather than offering all films and TV shows in virtual reality, it presents them in the standard 2D format but within a virtual reality environment.

You'll need the Samsung Gear VR headset to enjoy it.

Strap it on, fire up the app, and you'll be presented with a virtual reality lounge which you can have a look at in 360 degrees.

This area will be customisable, so you can watch in a cinema, living room or on the beach.

As well as the standard content, Hulu serves up some native VR videos from National Geographic, Showtime, the Discovery Channel and some of its own content.

Hulu's own content includes its first originally produced VR short film, 'The Big One'. This sees Freddie Wong and his RocketJump brand take the leap into virtual reality, with a meteor shower that "soon turns into an apocalyptic nightmare".

Streaming rivals Netflix and Amazon are also investigating virtual reality technology. Apple is also said to be making inroads, as well as preparing a standalone streaming service to accompany its Apple TV set-top box.

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