• Alaska Airlines is trying to make VR part of its first class experience

    22 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    When it comes to public areas where you are most free to surrender self-awareness and self-consciousness, lounging on a multi-hour airline flight is probably prime territory. Coincidentally, it's also a venue where virtual reality companies see an opportunity to open people to a world of VR content.
    Today, Alaska Airlines announced that it will be partnering with Skylights to bring the startup's latest hardware to a couple of its routes in a pilot program.
    Skylights launched out of Y Combinator's accelerator a couple of years ago with the focus of making VR the go-to entertainment choice...
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  • Alaska Airlines Is Piloting VR Entertainment on Some Flights

    Alaska Airlines Is Piloting VR Entertainment on Some Flights

    22 days ago - By Fortune

    Some passengers on Alaska Airlines will be getting upgrade to their in-flight entertainment.
    First class passengers on certain flights will be able to trade their usual movie-watching for an “immersive 3D and forward-facing 360 degree film,” according to tech news site Engadget .
    Users will have the option to watch films from 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers, such as Ready Player One and Ferdinand. They can also choose from a selection of short films.
    Passengers who don't want the full virtual reality experience have the option to enjoy it in 2D.
    VR entertainment devices will only be...
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