Nintendo Labo VR actually supports VR YouTube videos

YouTube is a pretty versatile video platform. It has content in super high-resolution that most can’t enjoy such as 8K, and it also has support for videos with special effects like virtual reality functionality.

The newly-released Nintendo Labo VR Kit does include some virtual reality videos of its own, but if you’ve been wanting to watch some more content with the Labo VR goggles, then you might consider trying to look up some VR-enabled videos on YouTube.

YouTube couple ‘NintendoCade’ discovered this and found out that the Labo VR goggles are compatible with some VR videos on YouTube, though there are some limitations. VR videos that require 360-degree motion are not compatible, however, videos that are simply rendered in a split-screen mode for VR headsets will work. All one has to do to find these videos is type in “Cardboard VR” in the YouTube search bar.

It looks like this compatibility stems from Google’s own cardboard VR solution, which was aptly named ‘Google Cardboard’. That project fizzled out years ago, but now the Labo VR kit seems to be carrying the torch forward. If sales are good enough, perhaps the Switch will receive more truly VR-enabled content in the future; both videos and actual games included.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.