Google provides a BTS street view tour to honour the Army's anniversary.

The BTS Army becomes nine years old on July 9. (specifically, the official announcement of its name). Google has collaborated with the band to launch a new street view experiment through its Arts & Culture platform as Twitter commemorates the milestone.

Each member has created a virtual gallery, with their choices shown in several well-known public spaces that are well-known to BTS fans. The UN General Assembly was decorated by J-Hope.

Last year, BTS gave an address and filmed a music video; RM walks fans through Seoul's Namdaemun neighbourhood, where BTS performed at the Global Citizen Live festival in 2021.

Some BTS members are well-known art collectors (including leader RM, who recently discussed his collection on the Art Basel podcast), but others haven't been as forthcoming about their tastes.

The Arts & Culture platform offers online tours of famous galleries as well as other tourist attractions such as the Alhambra and the Pyramids of Giza.

BTS x Street Galleries appears to be an intriguing vision – and potential discussion starter – for the role of art in public space.

ARMY has been talking about it on social media since they discovered it. They appreciated the thought and thanked BTS for the surprise. Go on! You should try it as well.