Using Samsung Gear VR to view content on Oculus Home Screen or Mobile Device

Last Update Date : Aug 01. 2018

Read on to find out how to view content on the Oculus Home Screen or Mobile Device from your Samsung Gear VR.

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Viewing content on the Oculus Home screenClick to Expand

Oculus Home screen

When you connect your Mobile Device to the Gear VR and wear it over your head, you will see the Oculus Home screen.

On the Oculus Home screen, select an app or content to view various 2D, 3D, or360-degree content. While using the Gear VR, press the Gear VR's Home key or the controller's Home key to return to the Oculus Home screen.

Library

View the content and apps you downloaded from the Oculus Store. On the Oculus Home screen, select Library. Move to the content or app you want to use and select it.

Oculus Video

Enjoy various videos and 3D movies in your own virtual movie theatre. You can also view 360-degree videos, as well as 2D or 3D videos, saved in your mobile device.

If the Oculus Video app is not installed as a default app, download it from the Oculus Store.

1 On the Oculus Home screen, select Library > Oculus Video
2 Select a category and a video
3 Move your head in any direction or use the controller to watch the videos from various angles

Swipe backwards or forwards on the Gear VR's touchpad or swipe to the left or right on the controller's touchpad to rewind or fast-forward

Oculus 360 Photos

View recommended 360-degree images, 3D art images, and other various images. You can also view 360-degree images saved in your Mobile Device.

If the Oculus 360 Photos app is not installed as a default app,download it from the Oculus Store.

1 On the Oculus Home screen, select Library > Oculus 360 Photos
2 Select a category and an image
3 Move your head in any direction to view the images from various angles

Swipe backwards or forwards on the Gear VR's touchpad or swipe to the left or right on the controller's touchpad to view the previous or next image
Viewing content on the Mobile DeviceClick to Expand

View images and videos saved in your Mobile Device. You can also enjoy 2D and 3D videos with subtitles and stereophonic sound, as well as 360-degree content captured by 360 cameras, such as the Gear 360.

If the Samsung Gallery App is not installed as a default app, download it from the Oculus Store.

On the Oculus Home screen, select Library > Samsung Gallery.

Playing videos

Select a video and play it. Swipe backwards or forwards on the Gear VR's touchpad or swipe to the left or right on the controller's touchpad to rewind or fastforward.

Viewing images

Select an image. Swipe backwards or forwards on the Gear VR's touchpad or swipe to the left or right on the controller's touchpad to view the previous or next image.

To enlarge or reduce the size of the image, swipe upwards or downwards on the Gear VR's touchpad or controller's touchpad.

To reorient the screen in the direction you are currently facing, tap the Gear VR's touchpad or press the controller's touchpad. You can also move the screen by moving your head while tapping or pressing and holding the touchpad. Alternatively, press the GearVR's Back key twice.

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