We are very excited to announce the launch of A1 NOW VR, a new virtual reality project we developed for A1 Telekom Austria. The app is currently on the Oculus store, however, is only available in select countries where there is an A1 Now service.
The translated German press release is below. More info coming soon!
Experience the First Live TV in Virtual Reality with A1 NOW VR
Press Release – 26.07.2018 – With A1 NOW, A1 delivers Austria’s most innovative TV experience to the smartphone with over 40 series, and 11 in brilliant HD. Now, along with their development partner, Rocketbike ARVR, A1 further revolutionizes mobile TV by bringing virtual reality to its viewers via a private and exclusive VR cinema.
Award-winning documentaries, action movies or even historical films now offer a completely new viewing experience. Viewers now have the opportunity to watch epic nature documentaries on an almost unlimited screen size and as a result, will have the feeling of being completely immersed in new and exciting surroundings. The unique, grid-like user interface allows the user to select VR content from a “grid wall”, where all stations can be seen live, simultaneously, which can then be selected directly by “zapping” in a completely new way.
A1 NOW VR – How it Works
To experience A1 NOW in Virtual Reality, you will need a Samsung Gear VR headset. To try out the A1 NOW VR app, it is necessary to first load the Oculus Store app on the Android smartphone and create a corresponding user account. Then, in the “normal” A1 NOW app, just point to “NOW VR” in the navigation and click to download the NOW VR app. After installing the new app, the viewer can then view all current A1 NOW content in VR and can enjoy it in completely new settings and environments.
A1 NOW can be registered at www.A1NOW.tv for all A1 customers. When registering, the free months included in the A1 tariff are displayed. After the expiration of the free months included in the A1 tariff, the service costs will be 4.90 euros per month.