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 the 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.
- Stitch the file using either stitching software that comes with the camera or separate 180° or 360° stitching software.
- Use editing software to ensure that 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.