New York Times, Google team up on virtual reality films — from

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NEW YORK — The New York Times is collaborating with Google to launch a virtual reality project that includes a free app to view films on devices like smartphones.

The newspaper publisher said Tuesday the NYT VR app that will be available for download in both iOS and Google Play app stores starting Nov. 5. The first virtual-reality film in the project is titled “The Displaced” and follows the experiences of child refugees from south Sudan, eastern Ukraine and Syria.

Google will supply cardboard viewers that allow customers to view a three-dimensional version of the films. More than 1 million of the viewers will be distributed to home delivery subscribers early next month, and digital subscribers will receive emails with details on how to get the free viewers.