Arthur launched its VR meetings app in public beta today. The Arthur VR app, which has been in the works for four years, is now available to companies that want to test out its virtual office services.
- Company employees use the app to meet in virtual reality and hold events, including in virtual offices that mimic real offices. Users can watch videos, present slides, chat by the water cooler, or hold one-on-one meetings.
- VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi said the avatars appear "rudimentary," but the experience has beautiful imagery and is "liberating in comparison to a Zoom video call."
- It's usable in VR headsets like the Quest, as well as private web browsers through a PC. (The VR experience, as Forbes' Tim Bajarin notes, delivers a more immersive experience.)
- iOS and Google access are coming soon.
- Related: San Mateo-headquartered Arthur also announced a $2.5M Series A funding round with venture capital firm Draper Associates.