YouTube Introduces Live 360-Degree Video Streaming

Facebook is next

While 360-degree video has been the buzz of the tech industry starting with Google's Cardboard in 2014, but live streaming 360-degree video has stayed just out of reach.

Today, Google announced that it's leading the charge in 360-degree content again, by adding live 360-degree video on YouTube. The feature will be aptly named "Live 360."

Google has been working with 360 camera manufacturers already to support live streaming, and it will be initially possible to stream from the Ricoh Theta ($350), ALLie ($500), and Orah 4i ($1,800).

You can see the first Live 360 video on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET from The Verge, which partnered with YouTube to broadcast the inaugural video.