Quickly publish VR180 videos and photos from your brand new Mirage VR180 camera to YouTube with Google’s new app.


Today, the Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset began shipping. Lenovo’s VR180 camera, the Mirage VR180 camera, was also released.

Although a workflow for 360 video has already been established, the relative lack of VR180 cameras (a small handful versus scores of 360 cameras these days) means there hasn’t yet been a simple, user-friendly solution for buyers of the new devices to share what they shoot. And, when part of the appeal of VR180 is its simplicity and user-friendliness, that was always bound to change sooner rather than later.

So, recently, Google released its VR180 app for Android and iOS. The app can take photos and videos captured on VR180 cameras (like the Mirage and Z Cam’s K1 Pro, among others) and upload them to Google Photos, share them with friends and family, and publish or livestream them to YouTube.

The app can also be used to control VR180 cameras, live preview what you’re capturing, view your camera’s details (status, battery, storage, etc.) and manage your files.

The Lenovo Mirage VR180 camera is among the first 180-degree 3D cameras to launch within Google’s VR180 initiative (though cameras outside the initiative, like the LucidCam, launched last year).

The Mirage is currently available for purchase for $299.

I’m sure we’ll hear more news about Google’s VR180 initiative at Google I/O Tuesday, May 8. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.