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YouTube announced earlier today that they will be showcasing their new 360-degree live stream video functionality just in time for Coachella weekend 2.

The use of 360-degree video has been growing over the past year, but YouTube will be the first to bring these capabilities to a live stream. As the dominant video platform, and with backing from Google, it makes sense that YouTube will be the first to utilize live streaming in such a revolutionary way. 

They have yet to confirm which sets will be available for 360-degree viewing, but as they release this information we will keep you posted. 

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The best part about all of this is that the 360-degree experience can be paired with Coachella's virtual reality experience that was announced earlier this year. Along with a new spatial audio feature, this may very well become the ultimate viewing and listing experience other than attending the festival first hand. 

More info via Youtube.

[above photo by Alan Paone]

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