This is what Netflix and Hulu look like in virtual reality

Two major services are coming to virtual reality: both Netflix and Hulu. That’s huge!

These aren’t unique but potentially arcane virtual reality games, and they aren’t demos aimed at showcasing some new type of “experience” in virtual reality. They’re the standards in streaming media services, and they’re both heading to virtual reality.

Before you go thinking this means that you’ll be sitting in the middle of a heated debate between Frank Underwood and Zoe Barnes, that’s not quite it. Instead, you’ll be sitting in a virtual theatre, or on a virtual beach, or, really, wherever you want. That’s the beauty of virtual reality. And in that space, there will be a virtual screen where you’ll watch existing, two-dimensional content, potentially with friends from all over the world who are also wearing VR headsets. Pretty neat!

This is what Netflix and Hulu look like in virtual reality.

First up, Netflix. This is your virtual living room:

Netflix

And here's a representation of how the system works:

Netflix
Netflix
Netflix
Netflix

Next up, Hulu. Here's an overview of how Hulu will work in VR:

Hulu

As you can see, Hulu's virtual living room is festooned with posters for Hulu original programs:

Hulu

And here's a look at the other side:

Hulu

And this is the main interface:

Hulu

For more on Netflix's first push into virtual reality, here's the company's official blog post. And here's the equivalent from Hulu.

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