Watching videos and playing games in virtual reality seems like the most obvious use for the technology, although as we have seen some companies try, shopping could be the next big thing. In fact the upcoming OnePlus 3 can be ordered in virtual reality and if that wasn’t novelty enough, how about looking for the Netflix title to watch in virtual reality?
Announced as part of Netflix’s Hack Day, the company revealed that during the event, one of the concepts created was a feature called Netflix Zone. Created by Joey Cato, Adnan Abbas and Marco Caldeira, this feature basically allows users to look for Netflix titles like they would in an actual brick and mortar video store, something that the younger generation might not be familiar with.
This includes the ability to browse the various “shelves” for titles, and also look around the store which will have huge posters of movies and TV series displayed on them. There are even subtle details like a video tape lying on the floor after being carelessly thrown by an inconsiderate shopper.
After choosing a title, the video will then play within the store itself via a faux drop-down projector screen. However as Netflix states, “As always, while we think these hacks are very cool and fun, they may never become part of the Netflix product, internal infrastructure, or otherwise be used beyond Hack Day.” Pity.