Rhapsody Launch App For Virtual Reality Concerts

Music streaming service Rhapsody have launched a virtual reality app that lets you watch live concerts in 360-degrees.

Rhapsody have become trailblazers with the launch of the first solely music based VR app. On launch VR concerts will include performances by classic rapper Talib Kweli and modern rap group Flatbush Zombies. There are also performances from lesser known artists.

The app won’t require a Rhapsody subscription to use meaning that anyone can download the app and experience live acts in virtual reality for free. Rhapsody say that they will be updating the app with new content every month.

Rhapsody worked with Visual, a virtual reality company based in Minneapolis, to create their VR experiences. Visual founder Chuck Olsen said: “360° video is emerging as an exciting way to experience music and entertainment, and it’s been awesome to work with the future-thinking musicheads at Rhapsody.”

VR is becoming increasingly common as YouTube has supported 360° videos since last March and have now announced their upcoming dedicated VR app – Daydream, launching at the end of this year.

The VR concert experience works best with Google Cardboard but will work without it. You can download Rhapsody VR today from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.

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