THE WHO: An Immersive App celebrating The Who Hits 50 in 3D.
By pushing the boundaries of rock and roll, creating musically and visually a revolution in music, The Who have influenced and inspired generations. To mark their 50th anniversary the pioneering band are offering a whole new way to experience their vast catalogue of hits with ‘The Who’, a ground breaking 3D immersive app, available for smartphone, tablet and desktop and on soon to be released Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets.
Making headlines since 1964 for their rebellious gigs and revolutionary yet inspiring behaviour, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon as The Who gave a voice to an emerging teenage generation; that voice of a generation still resonates today. Anyone who has had tickets to The Who or put one of their albums on the turntable will be able to experience the band in a whole new way with this app…
The Who Immersive App is available free in app stores and a premium version will be released on Oculus Rift Virtual Reality in 2015 to coincide with the band’s world tour. Fans can stream music and video content and explore a 3D virtual world modelled on famous moments and landmarks from their revolutionary 50 year career as pioneers of rock.
The Music business needs to use every avenue possible to keep the fans and the music in close contact. This app will hopefully teach our newer, younger fans everything they might want to know of our history, and hopefully unearth some odds and sods for our older ones.” – Roger Daltrey.
As a part of their 50th anniversary, The Who has continued to be pioneers of using technology to present and experience their music in a way to challenge the imagination. The app features an exhibition of the ‘The Who Hits 50’ compilation, presented in a revolutionary new format. Rare and unseen images from historic gigs along with album artwork and artefacts from the last 50 years provides a rich, interactive backdrop alongside the opportunity for purchasing or streaming music and video.
If you’ve never bought gig tickets to The Who, you’ll experience the bands’ history as pioneers of rock in a radical new way and discover the albums that pioneered a revolution in rock and inspired a generation. If you’re already a fan you can unearth treasures such as gig highlights or unheard album material and immerse yourself in the world of The Who as if you had to tickets to the concert and were in the front row.
Please note that some features are not currently supported on iOS 8.2+.
Updates to the app will open up more of the The Whos’ world to fans and users, exclusive 50th anniversary tour access and a fresh look at the band using unprecedented access to The Who’s archive of recordings, gigs footage and extensive back catalogue of hits. Fans will be able to use their preferred streaming platform to purchase tracks via iTunes or Google Play from the new ‘The Who Hits 50’ compilation. Future updates will include new tour material & further access to more content & further in app streaming and purchasing.
New versions of the app will be made live alongside 2015 anniversary touring, tickets sales, gigs & album releases. You will be able to experience the bands’ music even if you didn’t get tickets to the concerts.
The app will include rarely seen photos, images & album memorabilia from the band’s extensive archive including some unseen images from Roger Daltrey’s personal collection.
The Who – New 3D Virtual Immersive App celebrating the revolutionary band’s 50 year legacy of hits in an unique 3D environment. Stream music and video from the world of The Who, rock that inspired a generation and caused a revolution in music…
Ratings and Reviews
Great App! But Some Problems
You never would've thought that people would come up with a great idea like this! There are a few road bumps added to it though. First it's disappointing that people wouldn't update such a great app and just have a museum. I would like to see more ideas of what could possibly be done with this app. Second when you want to play music, it won't let you. Great app but some problems. Please update this app!
I want to like this. It looks great! But I attempted to download the "Who Are You" tab just to see what is is. All I get is an upside down arrow and something that says 50mb. If it's trying to download something, it's not working. So be warned. Don't make any in app purchases until this is worked out. It simply doesn't work and I'm out some $ (not much, but still).
I agree with the earlier posting - I, too, want this to be a great app! I love the band! On the other hand, it has been plagued with problems from the start. It appears that there will be plenty of resources for this great band, but it does not work well at this point. Hold off until they can work out the kinks (or Kinks!).
- Universal International Music BV
- 164.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Polydor
- In-App Purchases
- Who Are You $1.99
- The Manager's Office $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.