Google has this week revealed in a blog post that YouTube will be rolling out the ability to live stream 360-degree videos, allowing users to view live events from any direction that they wish to from.

This comes after YouTube launched 360 videos earlier last year in March, but until today, this has only been available for pre-recorded content.

To kick things off with this new feature, YouTube will be streaming select performances from the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this Friday through to Sunday in the 360 degree format.

Currently, you can’t live stream yourself in 360 with your average software, however, YouTube has partnered with a number of stitching applications to create a seamless 360 feed, however for that to work, you will need a special computer, software and a camera, obviously.

On top of the 360 video live-streaming, YouTube also launched spatial audio, or directional sound for YouTube videos.

You can read more about it at the source link below.

Source: YouTube blog

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