'Bigscreen' Halloween Week Brings New Spooky Channels, PSVR Support Slated for 2020 – Road to VR

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Bigscreen, the social VR viewing platform, got a big overhaul recently that brought 50+ livestreamed TV channels for free to users on all supported VR platforms. Now, Bigscreen is getting a Halloween update that includes more spooky channels and a new retro cinema environment.

The update, which is now live, includes 10 TV channels from Pluto to the featured list. There you’ll find Fear Factor, Disney Channel, The Addams Family, the Asylum, Criss Angel: Mind Freak, Thrillers, Terror, and more.

A new Retro Cinema is also a part of the update, combining a ’70s and ’80s vibe—perfect for viewing the throwback classics such as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) or Friday the 13th (1980).

Bigscreen supports all major PC VR headsets and standalone VR headsets. You can download the app for free from the Oculus Store (Rift, Go, Quest) or Steam (Rift, Vive, Index, Windows VR).

And on that note, Bigscreen founder & CEO Darshan Shankar says in a blog post that the team is currently working on launching PSVR support in 2020 in addition to a Friends system.

PlayStation VR users have long envied the app’s ability to view loads of content socially and also watch livestream views of the other user’s desktops. We’re hoping Sony doesn’t put up any more roadblocks than necessary, as PSVR is essentially the only major VR headset not to have Bigscreen support.

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