CBS News is releasing new apps for Android devices and Amazon Fire TV that will include 360-degree videos, according to a company press release.
Viewers will be able to control their range of view through their remote, or by swiping with their finger during a 60 Minutes behind the scenes look at a journey to find gorillas in Africa. The 360-degree video will be available on the company’s CBSN 24/7 digital video news channel.
CBS News launched new apps for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV that feature a redesign and will offer 360-degree video playback. The 360-degree video will allow users to have control via their remotes. The app will feature a 360-degree video of a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a 60 Minutes segment on gorillas in Africa at launch.
The update for the CBS News app will place more focus on live video and give viewers free access to CBS coverage.
“Our new apps for Fire TV and Android TV featuring 360-degree video capabilities mark a major step forward in terms of how viewers will experience and interact with news in the future,” said Christy Tanner, senior vice president and general manager of CBS News Digital, in a statement.