Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. 

Google today announced that its YouTube app for iOS now supports Google Cardboard. Google made a similar update to its YouTube app for Android in November, and now it’s available on the other major mobile operating system.

The new feature arrives in version 11.18 of YouTube for iOS, which is available on the App Store.

This is a natural update for Google to make because YouTube, with more than 1 billion active users, is so popular, and because the company has been pushing its Cardboard platform to be a great and inexpensive choice in comparison to the systems like the more powerful HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

To check out the new capability, turn on a video in the YouTube app, touch the screen, hit the vertically stacked three dots in the top right corner, and select Cardboard. Then throw your iPhone inside a Cardboard virtual reality headset.



VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member