Magic Leap's new Overture app and background music service bring music to your AR workspace «Magic Leap :: Next Reality
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The puzzle surrounding Overture, an app that appeared in the Magic Leap World App Store along with the latest Lumin software release, has been resolved.
When I discovered Overture this week before the official announcement of the update I tried. And while the app launches completely when you select it, no music will be shown as an available option for use with the app. Now I have more details about what Magic Leap has planned for the app.
Although the stand-alone app indicated that a music app may be on its way, Overture is actually only part of Lumin's new Background Music Service (BMS) background music service. , With the BMS, developers can integrate application-spanning audio features into their apps.
If the developer of one app has BMS enabled and you try to use another app at the same time, you can listen to the audio from the first app while using the second one. With this dynamic you can, for example, start a Magic Leap podcast or a music app and keep this function while you dive into a separate app like Avatar Chat or Helio Bring music to your AR workspace "width =" 532 "height = "532" style = "max-width: 532px; height: auto;" />
"We've already integrated digital music into our lifestyle with music and media. Music is critical to human well-being, and integrating music into spatial computing promises new dimensions, according to Magic Leap via the tool. BMS first appeared in the Lumin SDK 0.97. "We hope that BMS opens up new possibilities and inspires apps that entertain, inspire and transform."
As far as I can see, Magic Leap currently has no media-centric apps like Pandora, Spotify, or Soundcloud. When media apps come on the platform, Overture acts as a spatial computer remote control that lets you pause, mix, or play such audio without skipping a beat.
In a future release of Overture, music is integrated into the Lumin OS for use with a stand-alone music app.
In a future release of Overture, music will be integrated with the Lumin operating system to allow the use of a standalone music app, even if a developer has not integrated BMS into their app. Currently, developers can use the BMS SDK to create music apps in Unity, Unreal, or Lumin Runtime.
If you've never tried Magic Leap One before, you may be wondering why this is important. Well, it is. Once you feel comfortable in the device's augmented reality environment the ability to play music or podcasts right in the device while working makes it even more efficient to use the Magic Leap One.
Streaming music and podcasts are two of the biggest growth areas of digital media, so we can probably expect some app announcements in the near future that leverage the power of Overture.
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