Samsung announces Gear VR live partnerships with UFC, X-Games and Live Nation
Samsung has just confirmed it has teamed with UFC, X-Games and Live Nation to stream select live events so fans can enjoy immersive VR broadcasts of their favorite action sports and music events through the Gear VR platform.
Users who already own the Gear VR will benefit from the new service called VR Live Pass at no cost. The VR Live Pass on Gear VR events will begin in early June and will be available through the Samsung VR application.
The new service will allow Gear VR users to watch live entertainment events and performances while on the move. Moreover, Samsung announced that it has decided to make its Gear VR platform available to an additional 45 countries.
The VR Live Pass will enable access to UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 3), X Games Minneapolis (USA, July 13-16), and Live Music Concerts with International Artist (USA, August).
Keep in mind that live streams of the UFC 212 main card, including the championship main event, are available in countries where Samsung VR is available, except the U.S. and New Zealand. Furthermore, Gear VR users in the U.S. will have access to the UFC Fight Pass early prelims.