How to Watch VR

Updated 5:56 PM ET, Mon March 6, 2017

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(CNN)Virtual reality brings you closer to the news than ever before. Here are all the ways you can experience immersive storytelling from CNN.


On your laptop or desktop computer, you can direct a scene using your mouse to guide your point of view at Play a video, then click and drag the screen to look anywhere you like. Make sure you're using Chrome or Firefox.


If you're on your phone you can still click and drag -- or do something way cooler. Go on: tilt your phone and see what happens. CNN's app uses your smartphone's accelerometer to follow your movements. It's called 'magic window' mode - and yes, it's real magic.


Headsets are hands-down the best way to watch VR stories. You can see the latest from CNNVR on the Samsung VR app, the Oculus Video app on Rift, or on the CNNVR app on Google Daydream. Just look left or right to explore the 360 world around you. Believe us, you need to try this.