Kayaking in virtual reality. Photo by: Jaymantri / YouTube
Kayaking in virtual reality. Photo by: Jaymantri / YouTube

Experience the Beauty of Nature in Virtual Reality

Red Bull has recently released a YouTube 360° video of kayaking down the Little White Salmon River in Washington.

This video provides a thrilling take on virtual reality with rafting down a river.


For most users, this video can be viewed on a mobile device in 360 degrees without a headset. Desktop users will also be able to get an interactive experience by using a mouse to see additional viewpoints.

If you are using the Samsung Gear VR headset, I suggest trying to update the software first, and if that doesn’t work, uninstall the software, and reinstall it on your device.

After doing some research, I found out that if you want to view 360° videos with Gear VR, the best practice for some users is to directly open Samsung Internet, and then open the video through the browser. In my case, the home screen portal does not work, even after taking all the required steps. I sent Oculus an email to follow up on this subject to find out additional details.

Some users in the forum suggest doing a factory reset, but I suggest trying to update everything first, and directly opening the application through the Oculus app. It should work.

Gear VR is always under development, and the virtual reality market continues to evolve year after year. Staying updated on the latest software and hardware is the best way to connect with immersive content.

During my research I also checked out Samsung VR – Videos. I found a white water rafting video that went along nicely with the Red Bull kayaking video.

Watch the YouTube 360° video from Red Bull.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.