Oculus and Tidal are partnering to carry livestreamed music performances to digital actuality, the businesses introduced Wednesday.

The unique live shows shall be streamed on the Venues app on the Oculus Quest beginning later this 12 months. The performances will even be obtainable in common 2D video and high-quality audio on Tidal.

All the performances shall be obtainable on the identical time on Oculus — which is owned by Fb — and Tidal.

“At a time when livestreamed performances are seen as the brand new norm, Tidal’s partnership with Oculus supplies music lovers an elevated live performance expertise with extra interplay and dimension than previous livestreams,” Tidal Chief Working Officer Lior Tibon mentioned in a press release. “Oculus is revolutionizing the dwell music expertise and matched with Tidal’s HiFi audio high quality, members will be capable to keep in mind what it seems like to face in a big crowd at a live performance venue.”

The lineup for the unique digital live shows hasn’t been revealed but. The partnership was introduced simply after the Fb Join occasion, during which Fb revealed the brand new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

The Oculus-Tidal tag crew might capitalize on a brand new period of music performances, because the coronavirus pandemic has saved live performance venues shuttered to forestall the illness’s unfold. Many artists have taken to acting on livestreams or producing on-line live shows to draw followers.

However a push into VR could make these exhibits really feel much more like a daily live performance expertise, one thing music lovers have been lacking for months now.

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