Live sport in virtual reality is here

Samsung’s foray into live streaming sports in virtual reality has begun. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe

PRETTY soon we’ll all have a front row seat to our favourite sporting events without ever leaving the lounge room.

Samsung has taken a notable step towards making that a reality by announcing partnerships with American mixed martial arts promotion, the UFC, and extreme sports competition the X Games.

As a part of the Korean company’s intitiative to live stream sporting events in virtual reality, Samsung has announced that the UFC 212 event in Brazil this weekend will be the first sporting event to be live streamed on the platform.

Customers can sign up to Samsung’s VR Live Pass and strap on their Gear VR headset to watch 360-degrees virtual reality action with pre and post-event highlights as well as additional VR content.

“We’ve always felt that the potential of combining UFC events with virtual reality would give our fans the ultimate enhanced experience,” UFC Chief Operating…

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