A 360°-video can be consumed through multiple devices leading to different dimensions of immersive experiences. A virtual reality (VR) headset may virtually transport you to a location you cannot reach otherwise and will provide a highly immersive experience of presence, however a flat screen can also be used to watch a 360°-video with a lower immersive dimension.
The experience of presence refers to the strong illusion that the user feels physically present in a virtual world, but also that the events in this virtual world seem real (Slater, 2009; Slater & Wilbur, 1997). The extent to which you experience this presence depends on the immersive level.
Immersion refers to the objective characteristics of the device or technique used in combination with the emotional content, which contributes to a feeling of being present. The immersive characteristics of a VR headset are much higher compared to a flat screen, so you will feel more present with a VR headset in comparison to a flat screen (Gorini et al., 2011).