Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library. Image courtesy Amazon.

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Amazon Prime Video Comes To Oculus Quest And Go With Voice Search

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Amazon Prime’s video service is now available on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and even Gear VR. The addition of Amazon Prime to Oculus Go and Gear VR will be a welcome surprise as well for owners of those headsets. Amazon lists Invasion!

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Vive Cosmos is the Lowest Rated HTC Headset on Amazon by Far

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While Oculus also ran into some less than stellar customer reviews when it launched the Rift S earlier this year, making it the lowest rated Oculus headset on Amazon at 3.7 Looking through the Amazon reviews for Vive Cosmos, some common themes emerge.

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TIME Immersive AR Experience Shines A Spotlight On The Rapidly Shrinking Amazon Rainforest

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TIME Turns To AR And Jane Goodall To Explore The Rapidly Shrinking Amazon Rainforest. Behind-the-scenes of Inside the Amazon / Image Credit: TIME Immersive. The experience will include a piece from Sandy about how the Amazon Rainforests ecosystem has reached a point of no return.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. The company’s partnership with Amazon will allow customers to buy Viveport apps directly on the Amazon marketplace. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots. Amazon’s ‘AR View’ is exclusive to iPhones for now. Some of our articles feature Amazon affiliate links.

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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones

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The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon. “The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device,” added Travers.

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Amazon’s Prime Video VR App Launches On Oculus Quest, Go, And Gear VR

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Image Credit: Oculus, Amazon. Today, this generous selection of media streaming options grows even bigger with the arrival of Prime Video VR , a new app that brings the entirety of Amazon Prime’s massive film and television library to VR headsets. . Image Credit: Oculus, Amazon.

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Oculus Quest Hit #1 Selling Video Games Product On Amazon

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Preorders of the Oculus Quest VR headset on Amazon briefly hit the #1 top seller in the Video Games category this week. No VR headset has hit this position on Amazon except for the PlayStation VR. Amazon sales ranks are updated hourly. Combined with the impressive Amazon sales rankings, it appears the demand for the Quest is high — likely thanks to the attractive $399 price point. Oculus Quest Amazon

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Amazon Is Making Original VR Experiences Likely For Prime Users

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Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

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What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself. The season premiere airs August 31st on Amazon Prime.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Checks Out HaptX And Their VR Gloves

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos literally went “hands-on” with the future of robotics this past week during Amazon’s inaugural re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, NV. The post Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Checks Out HaptX And Their VR Gloves appeared first on VRScout.

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Amazon Launches Its AR Product Viewer For ARCore

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Online retailing giant Amazon is making some big strides in augmented reality this week with the launch of its AR View option in its Android app. It’s a pretty big first step into AR for Amazon; how might the company build on this in the future? VR Industry News Amazon

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AR App Brings Amazon Fashion & Fitness To Life

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That’s one of the reasons why Groove Jones teamed up with Amazon Fashion to create a new AR experience that could very well be the future of catalogue shopping. And of course all the products displayed are available for purchase over at Amazon.

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Amazon Lumberyard Boosts Realism with Impressive Anti-aliasing

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Amazon Lumberyard supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR—and it does it free of charge with no seat licenses, royalties, or subscriptions. The post Amazon Lumberyard Boosts Realism with Impressive Anti-aliasing appeared first on Road to VR.

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Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

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Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. According to reports from New York Times sources , Amazon is playing with the idea of using augmented and virtual reality to help you see how various furniture and large appliances look inside your own home.

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Amazon Prime Day Slashes Prices on VR Headsets

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Amazon’s annual deal day for its ‘Prime’ members is on, and there’s a handful of deals on VR headsets. Here’s the breakdown: Amazon Prime day offers exclusive deals to Prime members ( you can get a free trial here ). Amazon Prime Day VR Headset Deals.

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Amazon Prime Day VR Deals: PSVR & Go Prices Slashed, Quest Gets Case In UK

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Looking for the best Amazon Prime Day VR deals? Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales event. This year’s Amazon Prime Dayh VR deals are surprisingly worthwhile. That said, Amazon is throwing in a little bonus for anyone that picks up a Quest today.

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HTC Vive Now Available from Amazon in the US

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Amazon have announced they’ve started selling the SteamVR powered HTC Vive VR system in their US online store. Our expansion to Amazon further underscores our commitment to our customers to deliver options across virtual reality,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC.

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Time Magazine Takes Readers on an Augmented Reality Tour of Amazon Rainforest

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Don't Miss: New York Times Delivers Augmented Reality Content to Magic Leap One Starting with Guatemala Volcano Feature Available via an update to the Time Immersive iOS and Android apps, "Inside the Amazon: the Dying Forest" presents.

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Amazon May Look to VR to Enhance Shopping Experience, Job Ad Indicates

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A new job opening at a division of the online retail giant Amazon my indicate the firm is looking to immersive technology to enhance its shopping experience. Amazon has up to now only tentatively dipped its substantial corporate toe in the waters of virtual reality.

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Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. sample scene using Sumerian, image courtesy Amazon. Amazon Sumerian is now available for preview.

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Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App

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Amazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home. Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. The post Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App appeared first on VRScout.

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Look Out Walmart, Amazon’s VR Shopping Experience May Be On Its Way

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Watch Amazon’s VR Kiosks Transform The Future Of Shopping

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Amazon announced that it has opened virtual reality kiosks in 10 shopping malls to promote its Prime Day shopping event. Now you can see the Amazon VR experience for yourself. VR Industry News Amazon

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Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK, 128GB Model Is £499

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UPDATE: Facebook told us that Amazon launched preorders accidentally. The Amazon listing has now been taken down. Preorders for the 128GB model just went live on Amazon UK. This is a first party listing from Amazon itself, not a seller listing. It’s unclear whether this was a mistake on Amazon’s part, but we were able to add the product to basket and place the preorder fully. Amazon tends to be good about honoring mistakes, if it was.

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Amazon Deal Sees Return of Rift’s $350 Black Friday Price Cut

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Amazon’s US store is either the first, or the only retailer currently to offer the Oculus Rift for its Black Friday-reduced price of $350, a $50 discount off the now normal MSRP of $400.

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Amazon Adding Virtual Try-On from L'Oréal's ModiFace to Its Beauty Products

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Now, after Facebook added ModiFace to its AR platform earlier this year, online retail behemoth Amazon is following suit and has agreed to use ModiFace's technology for cosmetics products on its web store.

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Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds.

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Oculus Rift Is Now $349 At Amazon & Best Buy For Black Friday

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Amazon US and Best Buy USA are currently offering $50 off the Oculus Rift+Touch bundle, bringing the price from $399 to $349. A few hours after the Best Buy deal went up, Amazon price matched it. This is not the first time Amazon & Best Buy have offered this kind of sale. Tagged with: Amazon , best buy , Black Friday , oculus rift , VR sales Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Rift Is Now $349 At Amazon & Best Buy For Black Friday appeared first on UploadVR.

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You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon

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Amazon is likely to correct this sometime today, as every world-wide Amazon site has done so including other official distributors. Oculus Rift on Amazon. The post You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon appeared first on Road to VR.

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Best Holiday Vive Deal Yet, Today Only: Deluxe Audio Strap, ‘Fallout 4 VR’ and $100 Amazon Gift Card

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If the HTC’s Black Friday deal wasn’t attractive enough to convince you into finally grabbing that Vive headset you’ve been eyeing, Amazon is ‘reviving’ the $600 Black Friday deal today and throwing in a $100 Amazon gift card. image courtesy Amazon.

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Amazon Launches Sumerian VR/AR Challenge With Over $100,000 In Prizes

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Amazon is looking to kickstart VR and AR content development for its Sumerian service with a new hackathon. Amazon introduced Sumerian last year as an easy way to get people building content for both VR and AR that exists on the web. The winner in each category will be awarded $5,000 in cash and a further $5,000 in Amazon Web Service credits. You can sign up for a free 12 month trial to an Amazon Web Service developer account. Amazon VR Industry News

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HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon

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The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. The post HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon appeared first on VRScout. News Amazon HTC Vive

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Amazon Hires Former Tribeca Director To Work On VR Content

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Amazon’s plans for VR content still remain under wraps, but the company recently made a significant hire that gives us a small glimpse into what it’s working on. This week, The Hollywood Reporter noted that she had been hired by Amazon Studios to work on VR content. A member of the Amazon Video PR team has validated the report to UploadVR, though the company declined to provide any further information. Tagged with: Amazon , amazon video , Genna Terranova.

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Deal: Buy an Oculus Rift and Get a $100 Amazon Gift Card

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For a limited time, Amazon is offering a $100 gift card with every Rift purchase. It might not be the same straight up $100 discount HTC had offered on the Vive during Black Friday, but if you’re a regular Amazon shopper, it’s nearly as good.

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Amazon Lumberyard’s 1.3 Update is All About VR

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Back in February we reported on the launch of The post Amazon Lumberyard’s 1.3 Experiences gaming Amazon Lumberyard htc vive oculus riftUpdate is All About VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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