How to Play 360° Video on Windows 10

How to Play 360° Video on PC

360° videos are everywhere, from Youtube to Facebook and now you can play them on your Windows 10 PC.

Even better, no additional apps required since Microsoft has already rolled out a bundle software that capable of playing such high-resolution 360° videos.

Prepare your 360° video, then follow these guides.

Have a 360-degree video on Youtube? You can download and play it offline.

#1 Movies & TV has a built-in 360-degree video player

Windows 10 comes out with a media player program named Movies & TV. This software can play a 306-degree video out of the box!

1. Right-click on the video, select Open With and choose Movies & TV.

You can just Open the video if the Movies & TV is already the default media player.

How to Play 360° Video on PC

2. On the Movies & TV window, click the three horizontal dots and select Play as 360° Video.

How to Play 360° Video on PC

3. Now, drag the mouse to look around the point of view.

How to Play 360° Video on PC

While Windows 10 is featured with Movies & TV, older versions may use one of two options below.

#2 Or you can use VLC Media Player

How to Play 360° Video on PC

The VLC Media Player surprisingly added a new ability to play a 360-degree video similar to Windows 10′ Movies & TV.

They already released VLC 3.0 early in early 2018 to enable major modern video features. It also free and available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Download VLC Media Player here, install it to your machine, then play the video.

#3 GoPro VR Player to watch 360° video & photo

How to Play 360° Video on PC

The GoPro VR Player (previously Kolor Eyes) has been around supporting 360-degree video since it’s come public. The software available for free, even though you are a non-GoPro user.

Download GoPro VR Player, install and open that app, after that drag & drop the video to GoPro VR Player window. The app should immediately recognize the media type and run in the 360-degree mode.

The app also works well with VR device, but the quality is disappointing. The color tone is less vibrant, compared to Movies & TV. Perhaps they will fix the color problem in the coming update.

That’s some ways you can use to play a 360-degree video on your computer. Which one do you like the most?


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