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Using Oculus 360 Photos on Your Gear VR

Using Oculus 360 Photos on Your Gear VR

Take an immersive, 360-degree look at panoramic scenes - you can view 3D art, popular panoramic photos from around the world, and your own images in the Oculus 360 Photos app on your Gear VR. Images will look so lifelike, you'll swear you're there! You can also use the in-app controls to easily skip to the next photo or play a slideshow.

Oculus 360 Photos

Start enjoying the content in the Oculus 360 Photos app by folllowing these steps:

From the Oculus Home screen, navigate to Library > Oculus 360 Photos. If Oculus 360 Photos is not in your Library, head over to the Store to download and install it.

Select the photo you want to view; you can browse the available photos using the menu on the left.

  • New Photos: View the latest 360 photos.

  • Weekly Destinations: View panoramic photos of the popular tourist attractions. Updated weekly for your pleasure.

  • Explore the World: View panoramic photos from locations all around the world. Select the continent and country you want to see.

  • 3D Art: View 3D panoramic artwork. Content is added monthly.

  • Nature: View panoramic photos of nature. The photos are categorized by settings.

  • MyPhotos: View your photos stored on your mobile device. You can also view screenshots you take on your Gear VR here. 

    Not sure about how to take screenshots? Learn more about: Using the Gear VR Universal Menu.

Oculus 360 Photos menu

Oculus 360 Photo Controls

Here are the controls you can use in the Oculus 360 Photos app:

  • Swipe the touchpad up or down to zoom in or out.

  • Swipe the touchpad from the front to back or select Previous to go to the previous photo.

  • Swipe the touchpad from the back to front or select Next to go to the next photo.

  • Select Play/Pause to pause or resume the slideshow.

  • Select Back to close the photo and go back to Oculus 360 Photos.

Touchpad controls in Oculus 360 Photos app

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