Oculus VR Chief Executive Iribe unveils Netflix’s app for the Samsung Gear VR headset, which will ship in November. The app will also be available on Oculus Rift following its commercial launch in early 2016. The app consists of Netflix Living Room, a feature which enables users to watch movies and TV shows in 3D. The complete Netflix catalog will be accessible when the app is available on the Oculus store.
Regulators approve Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus. Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in March 2014, but it takes time for state and local anti-trust teams to approve the acquisition. The companies release a joint statement:
We’re looking forward to an exciting future together building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate.
Oculus VR announces Oculus Connect, a conference aimed at teaching developers about Oculus technology. The event is set for September 19-20, 2014 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles:
Attendees will be the first to learn about upcoming Oculus technology, with sessions and workshops led by Oculus engineers and industry pioneers. Developers at the event will also have opportunities to receive design and engineering feedback directly from the Oculus team in hands-on labs.