Oculus adds Chromecast support for Gear VR
Oculus has just taken a major step towards making its virtual reality more social by adding Chromecast TV streaming support for its content to the Samsung Gear VR headset.
An update to the Oculus mobile app and Android now means that virtual reality users with the Samsung-branded but Oculus-built headset can now stream what they see inside the device to their TV – enabling others to get a sense of the experience.
Chromecast is Google’s software that enables users to stream content from a mobile device to a TV.
“Chromecast lets you enjoy VR while staying connected and engaged with everyone in the room,” Oculus said in a blog post on the announcement.
“Show off your quick draw and sharp shooting in Dead And Buried or host a VR party night.
“It's also a great way to introduce new people to VR, since you can see everything they see inside the headset.”
Facebook-owned Oculus is very keen on “social VR”, having already revealed plans and apps that support multiple users interacting with each other in virtual reality, regardless of their actual physical location on the planet.