If you’re using the Samsung Gear VR to fuel your VR experiences, you’ll find a variety of content powered by Oculus. There’s something for everyone, including entertainment options, movies, scenarios, and more.
Whether you want to watch Netflix, enjoy roller coasters, fly through space, or play games that force you to move out of the way, there’s something for everyone thanks to Oculus.
Let’s look at how to get new VR content with the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus.
Getting New Games, Scenarios, and More with the Samsung Gear VR
When you first connect a Samsung Gear VR to your phone, you’ll be prompted to download the Gear VR software along with Oculus. This can take a few minutes, so make sure to run through everything so you get all the required software and updates to use your Gear VR.
Once installed, you can download a variety of content both free and paid to enjoy in virtual reality.
After this point, you can login to the Gear VR Oculus-powered app without plugging it into the headset to buy, download, and install content.
When you first open the app, you’ll be greeted by its main screen which features new content and categories.
By scrolling down, you can see the different categories and enter them to find related content.
If you click on the Settings icon in the top left hand corner of the app, you’ll be able to access the store, your library, your friends, what’s new, and settings.
Click on the “Settings” link at the bottom left hand of the Settings slide out.
From here, you’ll be able to change a variety of settings, including your email address, password, Oculus PIN and even your payment methods.
What’s New will show you what’s recently been added to the Oculus app. Usually, it’s updated once a week with new content when available.
If you head back to the Store, you’ll be able to browse virtual reality content to use.
In the top right hand corner of the Store, you’ll be able to search for specific content.
When you finally find something that captures your eye, click on it.
You’ll be taken to the app, game, or scenario’s page, where you can learn more about it such as see screenshots, see its reviews, and see what’s required once you download and install it.
Some games in particular, will require everything from a controller to a headset to a Wi-Fi connection.
You can either buy an app or download it directly if it’s free. Once downloaded, you’ll install the app and be able to access it through the Samsung Gear VR headset once plugged into your phone.
At any time you want to get rid of a game, you simply head back to its home on the Gear VR Oculus app and uninstall it.
There’s a variety of content on the Gear VR Oculus Store, so take the time to go through all the categories, use the search, and see what type of content strikes your imagination. From there, with new content added every week, it’s only a matter of time before you find your niche to enjoy in the VR world.
The Oculus Store is the most popular way to get VR apps, mostly because they were the first ones to truly jump into the VR world. They offer one of the better selections and variety you’ll find for VR content, plus most of the content is vetted and reviewed giving you an idea of what you’re getting into before you buy or download.