Every so often...
... one gets reminded of what they don't remember. In this week's case, Regular Reader Fred Delventhal left a really nice comment on yesterday's post. He wrote (minor edits are mine):
Youtube filtering allows you to limit your search to 360 degree videos. If you search for:
[ how to find 360 videos]
you'll find a GoogleSystem blog post about how to search for 360 videos.
This post from 2015 shows that you can filter your YouTube results by applying the 360 filter.
To do this, first do a quick search, then click on the "Filters" pull-down menu:
Then, filter appropriately:
Then you'll see the video on that topic with the 360 tag. (I had a good time with the search for [ dolphins ] and then filtering by 360...)
Fred also notes that:
The Street View app for iOS and Android is basically all photospheres. Pick a point on the map and zoom in to see professional and user created Photospheres. The apps allow you to create your own immersive experiences of where you are. You can use either Cardboard view or Magic Window.
Note that Google Expeditions doesn't incorporate video yet (only Photospheres). They are working on it though...
Check out StorySpheres as another place for 360 Photospheres with audio.
Finally, a must try is Google's Spotlight Stories. The app is available for Android and IOS plus the videos are available on Youtube. (To find them, search for "Spotlight Stories" in YouTube.)
P.S. Thinking outside of the box - Check out the "Where's Waldo 360" video. It's wonderful!Note that these are all APPS, and not always available on the web. Still, I should have included these in my discussion.
Thanks, Fred. I knew this once upon a time and I had forgotten. More importantly, I ALSO forgot to do the search you did, the [ how to find ... ].
And that's our Search Lesson for today. Always check the basics before you write up the answer!