Have you ever watched a video and wanted to view it from another angle? Maybe the shot was too wide or too close for your liking. Or perhaps you just want to be able to interact with your video content more closely.
Online video giant YouTube is trying out a new multi-angle viewing feature in a small-scale experiment rolling out this week.
Users can choose from one of four different angles and switch back and forth in real-time while the video plays. As of now, the new capability can only be experienced on one featured YouTube user’s channel. While other services have tried this feature before, YouTube has the sheer numbers and user base to make it work, with its 1 billion unique users each month.
Read more via Tech Crunch.
Why It’s Hot: Interactivity! It’s not enough to see interesting, entertaining content; people want to be able to engage with it too. Content becomes like a game. Perhaps instead of editors piecing bits of video together for a final product, viewers will soon be able to watch all recorded content and put it together in a way that suits them. The future of video is in our hands!