Today, Apple has launched its brand new “Apple Vision Pro” device, which is a revolutionary spatial computer, which you wear over your head and offers has an infinite canvas where apps can scale beyond the boundaries of a traditional display, and introduces an intuitive and powerful three-dimensional user interface that users navigate with their eyes, hands, and voice.
Spatial experiences on Vision Pro can transform any room into a personal theater for sports, TV shows, and films; unlock new ways to collaborate, create, and view digital content; and transport users to stunning gameplay environments and exciting new places.
To tie in with the launch, a new special version of Disney+ is available on the Apple Vision Pro, which lets viewers transform their space into one of four Disney+ environments, all brought to life by the amazing creatives at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which include Tatooine from Star Wars, Avengers Tower from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Scare Floor from Pixar’s “Monsters Inc”, plus the opulent Disney+ Theater, which is inspired by Hollywood’s iconic El Capitan Theatre.
Aaron LaBerge, President & CTO, Disney Entertainment & ESPN said in a statement:
“Disney stands out in the media industry because we’re a company that sits at the intersection of groundbreaking technology with unparalleled creativity. Now, with Apple Vision Pro, we’re able to bring the experience with our stories into a whole new dimension of immersion.”
Check out the demo version of Disney+ in action below:
To go along with the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, 42 of Disney’s films, including “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Black Panther”, “Inside Out”, and 2019’s “The Lion King” will be available to users who have previously purchased Disney movies that include 3D versions from the Apple TV app will be able to access those versions on Apple Vision Pro at no additional cost.
The 3D films will use Dolby Vision, Multiview High Efficiency Video Coding (MV-HEVC), UHD resolution in HDR, and a high frame rate for several titles. This will ensure that the creator’s vision is intact and fully preserved for the best possible viewing experience.
Here’s a look at the films available on the Apple Vision Pro:
Jamie Voris, EVP and CTO at The Walt Disney Studios said:
“We’re so excited about the new frontiers of storytelling that platforms like Vision Pro will open to us. Spatial computing will allow us to bring our characters and stories to life in ways that were previously impossible – taking you to amazing places or enabling you to experience unbelievable things, all while bringing you closer to the people you care about.
Disney and Apple have a decades-long history of close partnership, and this collaboration has been an extraordinary example of what’s possible when the best and brightest minds come together, all in service of great storytelling.”
Aaron LaBerge also added:
“We’re a storytelling company first. But we have incredible technological know-how and sophistication. Add to that, a legacy and culture of always seeking new ways to entertain, inform, and inspire.”
Plus, Alisa Bowen, who is the president of Disney+, says Apple Vision Pro “enables the most incredibly immersive experience of any in-home device available.”
“We can’t wait to see the reaction to this technology, as it brings viewers right into the story like never before, up close to our characters, their emotions and all the action. It will let them rediscover their favorites all over again.”]
While its great to see Disney investing in the future and offering a new version of Disney+ on the Apple Vision Pro, with the limited number of people using the device when it launches, it certainly feels more of a tech demo than anything the majority of users will get to try out for many years to come, should the devie become more popular and thus cheaper.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.