Netflix to Build a HoloLens AR App

Published by , May 1, 2017 1:03 pm

(Variety) Netflix has plans to build an app for Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset according to one of the company’s recent job listings for a Windows Senior Software Engineer, which promised “a great experience to all Windows app users in a variety of devices,” including “HoloLens and VR devices.”
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the company has plans for “support in a basic way down the road” — language that’s consistent with Netflix’s cautious take on augmented and virtual reality so far. The company has built a few basic apps for VR headsets like Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR that allow viewers to watch the company’s existing catalog in a kind of virtual theater setting.

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