YouTube supports uploading and playback of 180° or 360° spherical videos on computers in Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Opera browsers.
You can also watch 180° and 360° videos on YouTube app or on the YouTube VR app available on most VR headsets. For an immersive experience, learn more about watching with a VR headset.
Learn more about creating 360-degree and 180-degree videos.
- Stitch the file using either stitching software that comes with the camera or separate 180° or 360° stitching software.
- Use editing software to ensure the sequence settings are in VR and match your source footage.
- Encode your video at a high resolution.
- Make sure your video follows YouTube's advanced specifications.
Before publishing, you can verify that the file has 360° playback enabled by watching the video on your computer. It may take up to an hour for 360° playback to be available.
360° videos feature a pan button in the top left, and can be rotated using the WASD keys, so look for these features to confirm your video is in 360. You can also swipe through a video by clicking and dragging through the space.