Turner Sports and Intel have joined hands to take you to the courtside and experience NBA like never before. You will be able to watch NBA Western Conference Finals in virtual reality with the help of NBA on TNT VR app. Every match between Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors will be aired live in virtual reality and will be run by Intel True VR. You can also watch some certain playoffs on demand. Here is how you can experience the NBA Western Finals in virtual reality:
How to Enjoy the NBA Games
You will require Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View to experience NBA games in virtual reality. With any one of these compatible devices for Android smartphones and the NBA on TNT VR app, you can start viewing. You have to download the virtual reality app from VR Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR or the Google Play Store for Google Daydream View.
What’s There in Store For You
Fans will be taken on the set of “Inside the NBA” and can view live games in action, highlights of the game, replays of the entire game and more. TNT talents, Stephanie Ready and Spero Dedes will be featured in the VR telecasts which are powered by Intel True VR. You can enjoy all the aspects of the interactive game as they provide customized VR commentary.
What’s The Process Behind
The game footages are captured using stereoscopic pods that contain cameras, each up to 12 4K-resolution. The captured feeds are then sent to the VR production and control room for the Intel processors, servers and algorithms put together, encode and share different content streams. You, as a viewer, can choose how to view the VR content. You can either do so via a product feed or you can pick up and change between different vantage points. You will get a customized and completely immersive experience of an NBA game.
With these next-gen technologies, Intel will definitely change the sports experience for fans and sportsperson alike.
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