StubHub app uses VR to let you check out the view from the seats you are planning to buy

StubHub app uses VR to let you check out the view from the seats you are planning to buy
StubHub is an app where tickets to sporting events, concerts and other events are bought and sold. An update to the app adds a new 360 degree feature which works with VR headsets like Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Using the app and this new capability, you will be able to see a "virtual" view of the playing field or the stage from the seats you are looking to purchase. Turn your head around while wearing the headset and you will know exactly what to expect if you purchase those ducats. This means that there won't be any negative surprises when you settle into your seats before a game or a concert.

Even if you don't have a VR viewer, you can move your phone around to check the sight lines from a particular seat. The only downside to this feature is that as of now, it is available for only two venues which include NRG Stadium in Houston and AT&T Park in San Francisco. The former will be hosting the NCAA Basketball Championship this week, while the latter is the home park of the San Francisco Giants. More stadiums and arenas will be added in the future.

With the latest update to the iOS version of the app, StubHub now supports Watch OS2 which allows those with the Apple Watch to buy and sell tickets directly from their wrist.


source: StubHub (iOS|Android|Windows) via PCMag

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7 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

Finally can pull my Google Cardboard out of my drawer Eagerly waiting for PS4 VR

2. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Is it console-exclusive or is it compatible with mobile phones?

4. Unordinary unregistered

Great question. The PlayStation VR is used with PlayStation 4 and combined with the PlayStation Eye camera to enhance the VR experience.

5. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

You haven't answered my question yet, LOL. However, I'm just glad the Playstation Eye wasn't just another Kinect. Has the Playstation Move been discontinued though? I don't get any more news from it nowadays.

6. Unordinary unregistered

Sorry, was pooping in a rush. Console exclusive haha. Dude one gripe I have with the Eye (I own it) is it's silly connector. Wish it was USB. I used to stream when I did MLG shenanigans, but now I don't use it. It would be so much easier to resell if it could be used as a "webcam" to a generic consumer with a PC/Mac. Idk about the move. No idea haha

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Now this is an amazing app. Like going to concerts....you would think floor seats are the best...until you actually get them. If you arent in the first 5 -10 rows...might as well get some seats in the stands but near the stage. And forget floor seats all the way in the back. Might as well get the cheap nosebleed seats all the way up top. At least you are near the exits at the top..

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1165; Member since: May 23, 2013

VR is awesome. Was using my GearVR to watch the NCAA Final Four last night. Samsung had a camera in one of the front seats for last night's games. Exclusive to the GearVR.

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