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This is why VR exists: Get ready to watch the Puppy Bowl in virtual reality

Puppy Bowl Virtual Reality

Super Bowl 50 will be played in the evening on February 7th this year, but let’s forget about the spectacle of the Super Bowl for a moment. Another event is set to air on that very same day and it’s going to be far more entertaining than any football game could ever hope to be. That’s right, it’s the annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, and this year all those adorable puppies are being thrust into the exiting world of virtual reality.

Puppies. Virtual reality. Do we really need to say anything else?

Each year Animal Planet has a bunch of puppies playing around in a tiny puppy stadium while an announcer provides commentary as though the puppies were playing a game of football. It’s adorable, obviously. This year, Animal Planet is changing things up a bit by offering parts of the Puppy Bowl in VR, and we’re not sure there will ever be a better use for virtual reality.

Here’s where you can watch:

A whopping 84 different puppies will partake in this year’s Puppy Bowl XII, and the action is scheduled to kick off at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 7th. Click here to watch a 3-minute highlight reel for a sample of the cuteness we’re all in store for.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.