Manchester City launch Virtual Reality app

September 30, 2016

 Manchester City have launched the CityVR app, ambulance developed in collaboration with LiveLike.

Inside the CityVR Oculus app, arthritis which is enabled by a Samsung Gear VR headset, fans are transported to a virtual VIP suite where they can view highlights from a selection of Manchester City’s 15/16 home fixtures in immersive virtual reality. 

Fans can follow the happening in different corners of the pitch by simply looking at a camera icon placed in multiple locations, which instantly takes viewers to the corresponding camera angle.

App users also have access to a virtual dashboard providing player information and match statistics that deliver a deeper insight into the game at hand. In the Replay Centre, app users can enjoy some of Manchester City’s best YouTube content, including fan-favourite Pep’s Taxi.

Commenting on the new CityVR Oculus app, Diego Gigliani, Senior Vice President of Media and Innovation at City Football Group, said:

“Our trial with live VR last season was eye-opening, with fans reacting in awe of the immersive nature of the experience. With the launch of CityVR on the Oculus platform, we’re now able to let millions of fans around the world experience that same content also.”

Miheer Walavalkar, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, LiveLike, added:

“Working with Manchester City has been great for us and our collaboration last season really allowed us to showcase our live streaming capabilities to the broadcast community. With their help, we’ve now been able to create a tailored VR experience for their fans.”