You can watch the Super Bowl in virtual reality this weekend, although it might not be the fully immersive experience you’d expect. This morning, Fox Sports and its partner LiveLike announced that they will be streaming near-real-time highlights of the game via the Fox Sports VR app for Google Cardboard (through Android and iOS) and Gear VR. But this doesn’t mean 360-degree video — instead, viewers will enter a “virtual suite” where they can watch clips on a big-screen TV or via direct wide-angle video. If you want 360-degree video, you’ll have to watch it on your phone without a headset.
Viewers can see a total of about 20 highlights during the event, which they can navigate through a timeline. Like many sports streaming apps, Fox Sports VR is for TV subscribers, but there’s no additional cost. Fox Sports VR actually broadcast a live football game last year, and