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Netflix's ho-hum virtual reality debut needs some refinement

Hayden Dingman | Sept. 28, 2015
Netflix has landed on Samsung's Gear VR headset, and it's both wonderful and slightly disappointing.

This sort of Wild West development isn’t always a bad thing. It’s led to some major breakthroughs in VR. But each time, because VR is so new to these companies, we’ll end up with something like this Netflix app—perfectly competent for a first try, but facing the same issues other apps already figured out through years of iteration.

Will it improve? Undoubtedly, and I’ll be keeping an eye on it. I’ve been waiting to watch Netflix in VR for a while now—even if I expected something more audacious out the gate.

 

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