The VR Shop

VR, AR, MR and AI News and Reviews

Oculus Video

Oculus Video (Oculus Go & Gear VR)

Oculus Video

The VR Shop - Silver Award
System: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Tool/App
Input: Touchpad, Gear VR Controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Oculus Video

Description: Support for Oculus Video will be ending soon. You can now access and watch a growing library of immersive content in the updated Oculus TV app.

Review: As everything is made by Oculus it is very intuitive. The menu you get when you enter the lobby is just like the Oculus home screen. On the left you can choose your video source. The centre part will then show you what the particular source has to offer. There are some amazing 360° videos by Fcaebook and of course you can upload your own stuff to your phone and watch it too. Try some of the “shorts”. There’re some real gems among them. Vimeo and Twitch offer 2D videos you can watch in the virtual cinema. Once you choose a video you’ll enter the theatre room. There you can choose your environment, a huge movie theatre, a small but luxurious home theatre, the “ant world”, a moon landscape or just a black void. Video controls are easy to use for anybody who’s ever used any kind of video player.

The Oculus Video app is a good example for how virtual reality software combines new technologies like 360o videos with familiar experiences like watching a 2D movie in a theatre. It transports you into a stunning world where you feel instantly at home introducing amazing new content to you that you can’t consume in this fascinating way anywhere else. Hopefully, Oculus will add some social aspects in the future, like being able to watch videos with your friends. That would make it the perfect video app.

Download Now

Leave a Reply