Articles about Gear VR

YouTube VR Released For Samsung's Gear VR Headset
YouTube, the largest user-submitted video platform on the internet, has an app through which users can access virtual reality content on compatible devices. The app is already available for Daydream, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR headsets. The company is finally bringing the YouTube VR app to the Gear VR headset from Samsung.

Samsung Will Reportedly Rebrand Gear VR To Galaxy VR
Samsung’s mobile virtual reality headset is called Gear VR. The company launched it several years ago and has updated the headset almost every year. Users can slot in a compatible handset from Samsung and access a variety of virtual reality apps and games. It seems that the company now wants to bring its headset under the “Galaxy” umbrella with a new report claiming that Samsung is going to rebrand the […]

Plex VR Lands On Gear VR And Oculus
Plex launched its Plex VR app in January this year. However, it was only made available for Google’s Daydream platform, which some of you might be aware isn’t the dominant VR platform. There are others such Facebook’s Oculus (which is the Gear VR’s software platform) and those who are on this platform will now be happy to hear that the Plex VR app has been released for Gear VR and […]

Galaxy S9 Doesn't Require A New Gear VR
We have seen Samsung introduce a new Gear VR headset with almost every new flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagship that it has released in the past couple of years. That’s because the changes in size and dimensions of the new devices meant that they couldn’t fit inside the existing headsets. That’s not the case with the Galaxy S9. Those who already own last year’s Gear VR headset will […]


U.S. Galaxy Note 8 Customers Can Get A Free Gear VR Or DeX
Samsung’s flagship smartphones tend to be expensive so the company regularly offers promotions that give customers more bang for their buck. Samsung’s latest promotion for customers in the United States offers them a free Gear VR headset or a DeX station on a purchase of the Galaxy Note 8. This limited time promotion is also being offered to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ customers as well.

Samsung Developing VR Mental Health Diagnosis Tools For Hospitals
Samsung’s mobile virtual reality platform has flourished over the past couple of years. It has really pushed virtual reality to consumers through its Gear VR headsets. Samsung’s work in the VR space isn’t just limited to apps and games. It’s also building innovative solutions that will literally enhance the lives of people in some cases.

Samsung Unveils Standalone VR Headset Reference Design
Samsung is known in the VR space for its Gear VR headset which requires one of its many compatible Galaxy smartphones to function. It’s no secret that the company has been working on a standalone VR headset which wouldn’t require a smartphone. Samsung has now unveiled a reference design of its ExynosVR standalone virtual reality headset.

Standalone Samsung VR Headset May Feature A Very High Resolution Display
It has long been reported that Samsung is working on a standalone virtual reality headset, one that will not require a smartphone to function. All of its internals will be packaged inside the headset itself. If a new report out of South Korea is believed, Samsung’s standalone Gear VR headset is going to have a very high-resolution display with a pixel density of 2,000 pixels-per-inch.

Samsung’s Gear VR Gains New Partners In UFC, X-Games, Live Nation
Watching a sporting event live in person and watching it on the TV are very different experiences, but unfortunately sometimes tickets can be too pricey, sold out, or the venue is held somewhere far away from where you are. However this is something that Samsung is hoping to address with virtual reality (VR).

ZeniMax Goes After Samsung Over The Gear VR Headset
As you might have heard, there is quite a huge legal battle brewing in the VR space and that is between the folks at ZeniMax and Oculus. ZeniMas has since won the lawsuit and it looks like the company has decided to turn their sights on another company, this time in the form of Samsung and the Gear VR headset.

Samsung Gear VR Shipped 782,000 Units In Q1 2017
There are many virtual reality (VR) headsets available at the moment, and they all come in varying price points as well as differing in terms of features. While you might have expected more powerful headsets like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to be the most popular, it turns out that Samsung is actually dominating that field.

You Can Now Stream Gear VR Games Onto Facebook Live
Live streaming video games isn’t anything new, and we’ve seen plenty of people do that in the past few years. However if live streaming a virtual reality (VR) game is something you are interested in, then you might be interested to learn that Oculus has recently updated its Gear VR platform with that functionality.

New Samsung Gear VR With Wireless Controller Launched
We reported earlier this week that Samsung might be gearing up to launch a new Gear VR headset at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The new headset has officially been launched today and it’s a bit different from its predecessors. The new Gear VR comes with a wireless controller much like the one you get with Google’s Daydream View virtual reality headset.

More Evidence Surfaces Regarding New Gear VR Controller
It was first reported a couple of days ago that Samsung is going to ship a controller with the new Gear VR headset that it’s going to launch with the Galaxy S8 this year. The company launches a new headset with its new flagships every year so it’s not hard to imagine that it’s going to do the same this year as well. However, this is the first time that […]

Samsung's New Gear VR Might Have Its Own Controller
Samsung launches a refreshed Gear VR virtual reality headset every year with its flagship smartphones so it’s expected to do the same this time around as well. The company is due to unveil the Galaxy S8 next month and there are rumors about a new Gear VR. The latest suggests that it’s going to have a dedicated controller much like the one you get with Google’s Daydream View virtual reality […]

Samsung Gear VR 2016 Discounted To $53
If you’re considering getting into virtual reality, there are several options headset options available to you right now. There is the more pricey HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or PlayStation VR, but if you’re after something simple and cheap that will ease you into the VR scene, maybe Samsung’s Gear VR could be worth your consideration.

Samsung’s Gear VR Experience Lets You Ride Alongside Santa
It’s safe to assume that we all know that Santa isn’t real, but at the same time the concept is so whimsical that maybe for some of us, it would be nice if Santa was real. We’re also sure some are wondering what it might be like to ride on his sleigh and see how he makes his deliveries all in a single night.

Internet Browsing On Gear VR Is Now More Immersive
Samsung today announced that it has released a new version of its Samsung Internet browser for the Gear VR headset. It’s a web browser that the company has optimized for use in virtual reality. Samsung says that the latest version makes internet browsing on the Gear VR more immersive than ever before. It also brings new features that provide users with greater control over the experience.

Oculus Rooms & Parties Launched For The Gear VR
We know that Samsung and Oculus are two separate companies, but they’ve both worked together on creating the Gear VR, which is why it is not surprising that some of the features designed for the Rift will also arrive for the Gear VR. Some of those features include Oculus Rooms and Parties which was just announced by the company.

New Gear VR Might Include Face And Eye Tracking
Samsung’s Gear VR headset is a relatively cheap virtual reality headset but given that you need a compatible Samsung flagship to use it, you don’t really save that much money. Samsung was able to keep the headset itself at $99 because it doesn’t have some of the features like proper VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive do, features like face tracking and eye tracking, but that might change […]