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Can I use the Lightcast Player and CDN to deliver an interactive 360 Degree stream?

Yes, Lightcast supports the ingestion and playback of interactive 360 degree streaming. Just make sure you have a strong network connection to support the necessary requirements for your event. 

The viewing experience for your viewers will be different than with a traditional 2D stream. That’s why we recommend to include a host to act as narrator for the experience, providing real-time guidance to your audience on where to look and how to engage with 360, or to add overlay graphics, text and 2D video where possible to provide additional context to the scene, or provide multiple points of view at an event.

Keep in mind when positioning your 360 degree camera that items in the distance are often not as clear as with a regular stream. Also keep in mind that only the latest browser versions support 360 degree streams. We recommend to inform your viewers and ask them to upgrade their browser to the latest version.