We have released three songs in virtual reality, from one of a-ha's recent concerts. The full concert will be available on May 19th. Foto: Einar Aslaksen.
The first part of what will be one of the world’s first full-scale VR concert is now launched. By simply strapping on a pair of VR goggles, you can “stand on stage” with a-ha and enjoy the band’s timeless hits in front of thousands of screaming fans.
To view get the VR experience, access Hydro’s YouTube-channel with your smartphone, click on “settings” in the video and select the highest quality.
If you have an iPhone, you need an app to view the songs in VR. User guide: How to view Youtube VR videos on iOS/iPhone.
“New technology offers fantastic possibilities in the arts- and entertainment sector,
and we are happy to take some small part in this pioneering spirit by venturing into untested territory,” says Magne Furuholmen from a-ha.
The full concert will be released on May 19, together with an app for a premium quality experience. The app will be available for download on this site. To see the concert in virtual reality you need VR goggles, which can easily be purchased online. The goggles come in several shapes ranging from professional goggles to simpler versions in cardboard. You can also see the concert without VR goggles, in ordinary 2D.