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Samsung Team Up With Coldplay On VR Concert

Samsung have announced a new partnership that will see users of its GearVR headset offered the chance to experience Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” live in virtual reality.

“We’re incredibly excited to offer our Australian customers with the ability to immerse themselves in such a great event as it happens half way around the world. Just a few years ago something like this would have been almost inconceivable but is now available to anyone utilising our Samsung Gear VR with a compatible Samsung smartphone.” said Garry McGregor, Sales Director, IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia.

Samsung Electronics and Live Nation will broadcast the concert from Chicago’s Soldier Field. It will be available on Samsung GearVR through the Samsung VR service on August 18, starting at 11:30 am AEST.

“From the pyrotechnics, to the laser lights and the phenomenal setlist, Gear VR users in more than 50 countries, including Australia will be able to experience the magic of Coldplay’s performance at no additional cost. To tune-in, consumers will need a Gear VR headset with a compatible Samsung smartphone, and navigate to the Samsung VR service. A concert replay will also be available on Samsung VR for a limited time,” the company says.

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