The best live events you can watch in VR this month
It's almost like I'm really there
Between the International Champions Cup or your favorite sporting team having a match, watching live events in VR can be quite rewarding. We all wish we could make it out to the stadiums and fields our favorite performers are in, but sometimes that's just not in the cards. But, don't you worry, the other option you have is to watch your favorite shows and sports in VR. Here you can feel like you're actually in the crowd without having to spend hundreds of dollars on tickets. Find it on Oculus here! (opens in new tab).
Check out the live events coming to your Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in August!
You can find the app for NextVR on your HTC Vive or your Oculus Rift. It offers countless wonders when it comes to watching live events in VR. One of the spectacular events they'll be covering for the rest of July, and into August, is the International Champions Cup. If you've been watching it on your TV instead of inside of your VR headset you're missing out! Outside of the ICC, you can also find a few comedy skits on the 26th and the 30th of July. Find it on Oculus here (opens in new tab).Outside of the live events listed below, you can also check out their line up for live sports. NextVR offers VR viewing for WWE, NFL, NBA, Boxing and even live concerts! You can see all of the channels they offer by clicking here.
NextVR August scheduleAugust 2 @ 12 AM: International Champions Cup | Barcelona vs. AS Roma Match HighlightsAugust 2 @ 7 PM: Gotham Comedy LiveAugust 6 @ 12 AM: International Champions Cup | AC Milan vs. Barcelona Match HighlightsAugust 6 @ 12 AM: International Champions Cup | Real Madrid vs. Juventus Match HighlightsAugust 6 @ 8 PM: School Night! Live From HollywoodAugust 9 @ 12 AM: International Champions Cup | Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Match HighlightsAugust 9 @ 7 PM: Gotham Comedy LiveAugust 13 @ 8 PM: School Night! Live From HollywoodAugust 20 @ 8 PM: School Night! Live From HollywoodAugust 27 @ 8 PM: School Night! Live From Hollywood
Another option you have to watch live events on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is good ole' YouTube. All you have to do to find amazing live content, at any time, is search "Live Stream" in the search bar. Make sure you subscribe to your favorite live streamers so you can be notified next time they're live!
Oculus Venues is the most fun you'll have watching live events in VR. Not only does it put you in the crowd like you're really there, it puts you in a crowd of other viewers as well. Yes, this means you'll have seats in a stadium that you can give commentary, cheer or chat with during the events. People across the world are watching the same shows as you, so why not watch together? This takes bringing a community together to a whole new level.If you prefer watching alone, no worries! The schedules for Oculus Venues almost mirror the schedules for NextVR entirely.
Late July and entire August Oculus Venues scheduleJuly 26 @ 7:00 pm PT: Gotham Comedy LiveJuly 28 @ 8:00 pm PT: International Champions Cup: FC Barcelona v Tottenham HotspurJuly 30 @ 8:00 pm PT: School Night! Live from HollywoodAugust 2 @ 7:00 pm PT: Gotham Comedy LiveAugust 3 @ 7:00 pm PT: Lionsgate Presents: Reservoir DogsAugust 5 @ 7:00 pm PT: Lionsgate Presents: SinisterAugust 6 @ 8:00 pm PT: School Night! Live from HollywoodAugust 9 @ 7:00 pm PT: Gotham Comedy LiveAugust 13 @ 8:00 pm PT: School Night! Live from HollywoodAugust 19 @ 7:00 pm PT: Lionsgate Presents: Apocalypse NowAugust 20 @ 8:00 pm PT: School Night! Live from HollywoodAugust 26 @ 7:00 pm PT: Lionsgate Presents: National Lampoon's Van WilderAugust 27 @ 8:00 pm PT: School Night! Live from Hollywood
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Essa Kidwell is an expert in all things VR and mobile devices who can always be found with an Oculus Go, a Pixel 2, and an iPhone 7+. They've been taking things apart just to put them back together for quite some time. If you've got a troubleshooting issue with any of your tech, they're the one you want to go to! Find them on Twitter @OriginalSluggo or Instagram @CosmeticChronus.