Google Spotlight Stories
To watch Google Spotlight Stories, the app on your mobile device for iOS or Android. Google Spotlight Stories require a fast connection, such as WiFi or LTE to download or stream the content.
What are Google Spotlight Stories?
Google Spotlight Stories is a new form of storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. In these 360-degree, interactive stories, your phone becomes a window to a world all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive; when you move your phone to various scenes, you are able to unlock mini-stories within the story.
You can watch in two ways:
- Move your phone around while watching: This lets you move the camera in the virtual world of the story.
- Use Cardboard viewer: Touch the screen and then select the icon in the bottom right.
We are constantly working on support more Android, but at a minimum, to have the best experience with our stories, you need to have:
A device with a recent graphics processor, supporting OpenGL ES3.0 or higher
A device with working accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer
An Android device with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat or higher).
Internet connectivity for either downloading or streaming the shows
Frequently asked questions
Google Spotlight Stories App
How do I view a story in Cardboard mode?
How do I download the stories to watch them offline?
I get the message “Your current settings require a WiFi connection to download stories.”
How do I check my app's version?
When I play a story, it frequently pauses for several seconds at a time, showing a busy icon
I get the message "Unable to play story"
The show crashes (or hangs up). How do I fix this?
Moving the phone doesn't point the camera. How do I fix this?
If that fails try rebooting the phone, as the motion sensors might be in a bad state.
And if you continue to have issues, please contact Google Spotlight Stories at firstname.lastname@example.org.