Portugal Telecom claims Europe's first live VR offering

Portugal VR
Neal Romanek
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May 10th 2017 at 5:02PM : By Neal Romanek

The Meo Go VR application enables users to follow series, soap operas and live experiences such as jumping from a helicopter or snowboarding. Content will be deve

Portuguese telecom operator Portugal Telecom/Meo has begun to offer live TV channels in a VR environment through Samsung Gear VR headsets. The company claims to be the first operator in Europe to deliver a live VR service as part of its multiscreen TV offering, Meo Go.

The app takes users to a virtual, ‘technologicially advanced living room’ (pictured) in which viewers can watch live TV channels on a giant screen, as well as viewing available 360-degree content.

In the Meo Go VR users can follow series, soap operas and live experiences such as jumping from a helicopter or snowboarding. Content will be developed via partnerships with Portuguese broadcaster SIC, fashion channel FTV, SyfFy, History and Clubbing TV. 

The application is available for download at the Oculus Store. Samsung Gear VR goggles can be used with Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ equipment.