HTC’s Vive is currently the main rival for Oculus Rift in the high-end virtual reality headset market. In August, HTC announced plans to launch an app store for non-games VR software called Viveport. Now it has gone live globally. Among the featured applications are social VR app AltspaceVR and video-focused Jaunt (including its performance video of Jack White). Alongside VR adventures up Everest, down the Grand Canyon and onto the Moon with Apollo 11, there are some music apps too. DrumKit VR is a simulated drumkit to bash with the virtual sticks; while The Music Room offers virtual drums, a harp and various synths. Meanwhile, vrAMP is pitched as “the definitive music visualizer and player for VR”, surrounding the Vive user with motes of dust and light while listening to music. It’s early days – only 56 apps are available overall – with other music apps like MelodyVR and TheWaveVR yet to make their debut.

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