There are a lot of ways you can watch the upcoming U.S. presidential debates. From the conventional cable TV to the internet, there are plenty of ways now to tune into the action. Facebook is going to live stream the debates and Twitter also announced today that it’s going to provide a live stream as well. NBC is going in another direction. It’s going to stream election coverage as well as the debates in virtual reality.

NBC has teamed up with AltspaceVR to launch VR events for its election coverage, VR content will be available starting tonight at 6 PM ET, viewers will get to see Al Roker’s VR version as he launches NBC’s Virtual Democracy Plaza.

NBC News rus a Democracy Plaza at the Rockefeller Center during the election season so this is just the VR version of that. Roker will be there in VR to talk about his favorite moments from the plaza and also to answer questions from viewers.


The network will continue to host similar VR events running up to the elections, these will include watch parties for debates, Q&A sessions with political experts, political comedy shows, and more.

Those who are interested in “tuning in,” can do so by downloading the AltspaceVR app on their HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR headset. Those who don’t have a headset can watch the proceedings in 2D via PC or Mac at altvr.com/nbcnews.

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