Disney Plus is set to make its way onto Apple’s Vision Pro mixed reality headset, providing users with an immersive virtual environment to watch sports games, shows, and movies.
How will you enjoy Disney Plus content on Vision Pro?
At the WWDC event, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated mixed reality headset, showcasing its features and offering a glimpse into the immersive Disney Plus experiences that will be available when the headset launches next year. Disney CEO Bob Iger took the stage to demonstrate how users can watch Disney content in a virtual reality setting using the Vision Pro headset.
Rather than watching on a physical TV in a traditional setting, users can transport themselves to different virtual locations while enjoying their favourite Disney content. For instance, a teaser video showed an episode of The Mandalorian being streamed from Tatooine, creating a fully immersive viewing experience that matches the environment of the content.
The teaser also revealed that Disney Plus users will have the ability to watch sports games in VR using the Vision Pro headset. Examples included a 2D football game with informative widgets displaying scores, statistics, and win probabilities, as well as a 3D top-down view of a basketball game projected onto a coffee table, allowing users to view court replays from multiple angles.
In addition to passive content consumption, Disney Plus is expected to introduce interactive VR experiences on the Vision Pro headset. These experiences may include virtual travel adventures from National Geographic, offering users the opportunity to explore different environments from the comfort of their couches.
This partnership between Apple and Disney is significant, as it brings premium content to the Vision Pro headset that competitors like Meta’s Quest VR headsets have not been able to secure. While the demonstration by Disney is exciting, it’s important to approach it with caution and wait for the actual capabilities of the Vision Pro headset to be confirmed when it releases next year.