Samsung’s Bedtime VR Stories is an ambitious app for remote parenting

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Fans of virtual reality say the technology is going to connect people like never before, and Samsung obviously believes in this vision. The tech company has unveiled a new prototype app, Bedtime VR Stories, designed to let parents telling their children bedtime stories over virtual reality.

The app is still a prototype at this point, but Samsung says it’s currently being tested with select families in the UK. Both parent and child wear VR headsets (decorated, in the child’s case, with one of three character masks), and enter the same virtual world. The parent then narrates the story, titled Most Wonderful Place to Be, which sees them traveling between three “magical places” while sitting on their bed.

The graphics are basic, but the…

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