Your Gear VR can take you into a virtual space for gaming, but it’s also a great way to watch videos. It supports more than just flat videos. You can view 3D, 180° or 360° videos inside the device. And while you can watch content stored directly on your Gear VR, sometimes you need to watch video files from your PC.
Luckily, it’s not that difficult thanks to such impressive apps. Here are the best ways to stream 3D movies from your PC to Gear VR.
Skybox VR is an app designed to stream video from PC to VR headset including Gear VR. It works through the SkyScreen AirScreen feature which requires a PC client and you have the app on the Gear VR. I can also work with UPnP/DLNA server.
You need to have both of your devices on the same wireless network, but once set up on PC and Gear VR, you simply use the PC client to move individual videos or entire folders to your Skybox library and can play them on Gear VR.
We’ve been looking at Skybox VR since it was in alpha testing, but it’s been almost a year since then for developers to iron out the kinks and improve the app.
With Skybox VR, you can even stream the same video to multiple headsets at the same time so you can watch the video together. You can also use it to view 2D, 180° or 360° videos.
View in the Oculus Store
Using your own media server