Oculus Go just announced a slew of new streaming services coming to the Oculus TV App. Oculus TV is used for viewing “flat” tv content from a variety of providers inside of a virtual theater. Now included in the Oculus TV app is Sling TV, ESPN, and FOX NOW allowing you to watch a range of live and on-demand content.
Oculus let out statements about each provider saying the following:
Sling TV: As the leading live TV streaming service, Sling TV lets you personalize your channel lineup and save. For $25 a month, you can choose either Sling Orange to stream more than 30 live channels, including A&E, AMC, CNN, and Disney Channel, or you can go with Sling Blue, which gives you access to 45 live channels including USA, Cartoon Network and Discovery. And if you’re looking for something extra, Sling TV also offers a lineup of affordable add-on packages for every interest, from Comedy to Sports to Lifestyle to Hollywood movies.
ESPN: Sports fans, there’s now a new way to get closer to the game than ever before. Watch live games, studio shows, and on-demand programming 24/7 with access to ESPN,ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, and more by logging in with your TV provider. Plus, stream on-demand replays of games, shows, full-length films,and highlight clips. You can also sign up for a free trial of ESPN+ and stream thousands of live sports events (including MLB, NHL, MLS, international soccer,college sports, boxing, tennis, rugby and more) and binge watch exclusive ESPN+original shows and the entire library of 30 for 30 films.
FOX NOW:Watch full episodes of your favorite FOX shows live and on-demand, including9-1-1, The Resident, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, and Empire.Plus, stream live sports from FOX Sports and FS1 by logging in with your TV provider.
Currently Oculus is offering a promotion for US customers,if you buy and activate an Oculus Go by January 15th, then you get an $80 credit toward Sling TV.
It isn’t surprising that Oculus has new providers for their streaming service since they have been pushing for Go as a media consumption device just as much as a gaming device. Oculus Go even recently landed YouTube VR on the Oculus Go after years of it being only exclusive to Google’s Daydream VR.
Oculus TV does not support ant multiplayer viewing, so if you are in the theater you will be by yourself. The app is not available on Oculus Rift or the Gear VR either.