Amazon Virtual Reality

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Amazon has posted a job ad suggesting the company is creating virtual reality experiences for entertainment.

The ad, posted on Glassdoor and spotted by the UploadtoVR website, says that the company wants to hire a senior software development manager to lead a team that create VR on Amazon Video.

It doesn’t get more specific than that.

But the wording of the ad suggests Jeff Bezos and his team has big things in mind.

It says:

“Entertainment is evolving rapidly. The future will not be limited to passive 2D experiences. The Virtual Reality team will explore and create the platform and interface for immersive storytelling. This will include an ingestion and playback platform for Virtual Reality experiences.”

It’s a development that could totally transform the Amazon offering.

At the same time, Amazon is late to the party.

Amazon Video’s main competitor Netflix already has some shows available for viewing on the Samsung Gear VR headset, powered by the Facebook-owned Oculus platform.

And YouTube has compiled a stash of 360-degree videos.

 

 

 

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