YouTube for iOS has been updated today...
...with Google Cardboard support, allowing for all videos to be watched in VR mode on iPhone.
The functionality was previously limited to the YouTube app on Android smartphones since November 2015.
Update your iOS Youtube App to get access to the new functionality.
To activate Cardboard mode, tap on the three circles in the top-right corner of a video and select the Quality icon. Now select the highest available resolution. Now select the Cardboard icon. The video will then switch to an immersive VR experience, even if it was not originally filmed in a full 360 degrees.
There are some 360 videos available with spatial audio but this not seem to work on iOS yet.
If you don't know where to start, try the 360 degree videos channel. There you'll find about 100 Google Cardboard compatible 360 degree videos to start.
I tried a lot of them using my Merge VR and iPhone 6 with headphones at the highest resolution and its a treat that was worth waiting for!
Country of origin: United States