It may sound strange, but streaming from your PC desktop to the Gear VR is entirely possible thanks to a couple of free phone and PC apps. Why stream to your Gear VR? Using your desktop in virtual reality is an incredible experience whether you’re watching a movie or playing a game. That’s right — any game on your PC can be played on the giant screen in Gear VR.
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Ready to start? Here’s what you need to download and how to get everything working together.
- What you need to stream your desktop on Gear VR
- Allow apps from unknown sources
- Download SideloadVR and Stream Theater to your phone
- Customize GeForce Experience
- Find your PC’s IP address
- Stream your desktop to your Gear VR
What you need to stream your desktop on Gear VR
There are a few things you will need to stream your desktop to Gear VR:
- Gear VR and the right phone
- NVIDIA GTX 600-series GPU or better
- 4 GB RAM
- WiFi connection
- Bigscreen app installed on your PC
- View on Oculus | big screen
- View on Steam | big screen
If you have all of the above, you can start setting everything up on your phone and PC.
Allow apps from unknown sources
Because Stream Theater is not an officially signed app from the Play Store, you need to toggle your settings so that unknown apps can run on your phone. Here’s how to do it.
- Spend way down from the top of the screen.
- Click settings button . It looks like a gear and is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Tap a tab Personal .
- Click Lock screen and security .
- Press switch In chapter » unknown sources ” to turn green (On).
Click OK .
Download SideloadVR and Stream Theater to your phone
Now that your phone is ready to go, you can download SideloadVR and Stream Theater.
- Run play store .
- Click on the field search at the top of the screen.
Type of SideloadVR .
- Click Sideload VR for GearVR .
- Click Install .
Click To accept . The installation process will start.
- Click Open .
- Click Skip .
Click search button in the upper right corner of the screen. It’s like a magnifying glass.
- Type Stream Theater .
- Click search button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Potok Theater .
- Click Download app . The download process will start.
- Click » Package Installer» after the download is complete.
Click Install .
Customize GeForce Experience
While Stream Theater is downloading and installing, it’s time to set up GeForce Experience on your PC. You must enable Gamestream in order for Bigscreen to actually stream to your Gear VR.
- Run GeForce Experience from the start menu, from the desktop, or from the taskbar.
Click the button Settings . It’s like a transmission.
- Click Shield .
Press switch Near gamestream, so that it turns green (On).
Stream Theater will now be able to collect Gamestream-compatible games on your PC, but first you’ll need to get everything working together.
Find your PC’s IP address
To connect Stream Theater and GeForce Experience, you need to know your PC’s IP address. Here’s how to find it.
- Right-click the » Start» .
Click Search .
- Enter cmd and press Enter on keyboard.
Enter ipconfig and press Enter on keyboard.
Your IP address is on the line IPv4 addresses .
Stream your desktop to your Gear VR
Everything is loaded and included; it’s time to put it all together. First, launch the Stream Theater app on your phone and paste it into Gear VR. Inside you will see the Stream Theater environment. Do the following in Gear VR:
- Select Add a computer manually .
- Enter IP address your computer.
- Select Enter .
- Choose your Desktop from the options. The code will appear in Gear VR and a small window will appear on your desktop PC.
- Enter the code into a window on your desktop PC.
Click connect .
Now you can turn your Gear VR back on and see the list of games from your computer. Select Bigscreen, select a theater to use (Void is best for a desktop) and you’ll instantly have your desktop in front of you. Now you can use your keyboard and mouse just like you would with a normal PC monitor. Have fun!
If you don’t already have Gear VR, it’s not too late; You can get one right now!