Apple recently announced a variety of new experiences for their upcoming Vision Pro spatial computing headset, featuring 3D content from Disney Plus. The other supported apps for the Vision Pro include ESPN, MLB, PGA Tour, Max, Discovery Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount Plus, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Fubo, Crunchyroll, Red Bull TV, IMAX, TikTok, and MUBI. Notably, Netflix’s existing app is expected to seamlessly work on Apple’s new headset without modification.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “Apple Vision Pro is the ultimate entertainment device.” Joswiak added, “Users can turn any place into the best seat in the house, enjoy personal concerts and adventures with Apple Immersive Video, interact with lifelike prehistoric creatures in Encounter Dinosaurs, and even land on the surface of the moon using Environments. It’s unlike anything users have ever seen before, and we can’t wait for them to experience it for themselves.”
What are the key features of Apple Vision Pro’s immersive entertainment experiences?
Introducing Apple Vision Pro’s All-New Immersive Entertainment Experiences. With Apple Immersive Video, a groundbreaking format by Apple, users can delve into 180-degree 3D 8K recordings enhanced with Spatial Audio, offering an immersive journey to the heart of various places, moments, and stories. The launch lineup on the Apple TV app includes:
Alicia Keys: Rehearsal Room: Provides an intimate look into Grammy winner Alicia Keys’ creative process during a rehearsal session featuring renditions of her hits like “No One,” “If I Ain’t Got You,” and “You Don’t Know My Name.” Exclusive performances will also be available on Apple Music as a special EP.
Adventure: Follows trailblazing athletes as they tackle extraordinary challenges in stunning global locations. The first episode, “Highlining,” invites viewers to step into thin air with highliner Faith Dickey as she takes on a daring traverse 3,000 feet above Norway’s breathtaking fjords.
Wild Life: Offers an up-close view of some of the world’s most charismatic creatures, exploring what makes them unique through insights from expert caretakers. The initial episode takes viewers to the world’s largest rhinoceros sanctuary, where a former police captain dedicates her life to rescuing, raising, and rewilding these gentle giants.
Prehistoric Planet Immersive: This immersive film, an extension of the award-winning Apple Original docuseries produced by Jon Favreau and the creators of Planet Earth, transports viewers into the daily lives of dinosaurs. It captures the struggles and triumphs of these majestic creatures against spectacular backdrops. The film sweeps viewers along a rugged ocean coast, where a pterosaur colony settles in for an afternoon nap, revealing it to be anything but restful.
Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company’s CEO, said, “At Disney, we’re constantly searching for new ways to entertain, inform, and inspire by combining exceptional creativity with groundbreaking technology to create truly remarkable experiences.” Iger added, “Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary platform that will bring our fans closer to the characters and stories they love while immersing them more deeply in all that Disney has to offer. We’re proud to once again be partnering with Apple to bring extraordinary new Disney experiences to people around the world.”
When will the Vision Pro headset start shipping?
The Vision Pro headset, priced at $3,499, is set to begin shipping on February 2, 2023. Pre-orders will open on January 19th at 8 AM ET.
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