360° and VR were created to allow viewers to interact with and experience the content, instead of just sitting back and watching. They offer an immersive view that lets each person choose where to look. Both 360° and VR are shot using cameras that record in all 360 degrees. Whether or not the viewer wears a headset, this technology can definitely wow an audience.
How to experience a 360-degree video
To watch 360° Photos & Videos on YouTube, a headset is not required, all you need is a mobile device or desktop computer. Instead of putting on a headset, you can explore the video in all directions with a few simple moves.
On desktop, you can click and drag with a mouse or click the arrows in the top left-hand corner of the screen. On a mobile device, you can drag your finger across the screen or move it around in different directions. (While 360-degree video doesn’t require a viewing accessory, you can watch with an accessory like Google cardboard.) The screen is monoscopic because there is only one set of images displayed.
Youtube has its 360 Channel – you need to use it with Firefox or Google Chrome or install the Youtube APP on your phone.
Google Cardboard — you can put a smartphone on the front side and u are all set.
You should also download apps like VRSE, LittleStar, VRVideo, but you will need a smartphone higher than iPhone 4 or 5 or at least higher than an Android 4.
Furthermore, with the ease at which 360° Photos & Videos can be integrated directly into your website, Facebook and YouTube, they are easily accessible to a wider audience allowing you to share them with the world.