Google Spotlight Stories Shows Cinema-Quality Videos in a 360-Degree Format

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 30, 2015
References: itunes.apple & techcrunch
Google Spotlight Stories for iOS was recently unveiled, making it possible for Apple users to tap into a world of animated films from their mobile devices in a way that's completely immersive.

In the past, going to the movies used to be a big event that always involved seeing a story unfold on the big screen, but the use of mobile devices has seen screen sizes shrink with computers, tablets and smartphones. While a tiny phone screen might not seem like the most ideal place to host a film, Google's Spotlight Stories proves otherwise.

This app boasts cinema-quality content, as well as a sound sphere and sensor fusion techniques. By telling stories in a 360-degree format, with a smartphone in hand, viewers are able to move their bodies around to reveal more the of the film, rather than passively sitting in a cinema seat.