Netflix has just launched a new VR service. Though those hoping to be plonked right in the middle of an episode of 'Stranger Things' will be disappointed.
Instead of bringing you virtual reality content, it gives you a virtual living room in which you can watch Netflix series on a virtual TV.
You can look around the room as well, and take in your surroundings. But it doesn't have the same VR features as other apps. For example, you can't move or enlarge the screen (as you can with YouTube's app), so you can't lie in bed and watch a virtual TV on the ceiling, for example.
Some users have also complained of their phones overheating.
The app is for Android phones, and works with all Android-powered VR platforms like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. It replaces Netflix's previous VR app.
Netflix has previously flip-flopped over the question of VR. Back in February, a spokesperson said the firm was "very interested" in the potential of VR. But then in May, CEO Reed Hastings said it wasn't working on anything VR-related, despite another executive saying it was watching the VR space with interest.
Who knows if we'll ever get the full Netflix experience in VR. Until then, this is the next best thing.
Source: Google Play