Samsung released a new app that allows Samsung Gear VR compatibility with a great number of third-party apps that provide VR streaming video services.

Samsung PhoneCast Streams VR Videos to your Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR a great headset for watching VR content with its massive 200-inch screen but third-party apps are not compatible with the system. This changes with the new app that allows several third-party apps fully compatible with the Samsung Gear VR.

The phonecast app allows users to watch streaming video content on the Gear VR’s screen. It is compatible with many apps, including YouTube, Crackle, Epix, Sling TV, Xfinity, Hulu, Kodi, and Plex. It is also compatible with MX and VLC Player. Samsung is said to add support for even more video apps soon. We expect Amazon’s Prime Video to be included in future additions.

PhoneCast presents you with a scenic background with lakeside campfire when you launch it, and it shows you all the compatible video streaming apps that you can access. You can change the size, position, and video brightness of the virtual screen.

This is the complete list of Android applications currently supported by the PhoneCast app:

  1. Plex
  2. Vudu
  3. Epix
  4. Hulu
  5. Tubi TV
  6. Crackle
  7. YouTube
  8. NFL
  9. Musically
  10. Kodi
  11. Naver TV
  12. V Live
  13. Kakao TV Live
  14. Smart DMB
  15. Africa TV
  16. Naver Webtoon
  17. Oksusu
  18. Olleh TV Mobile
  19. LTE Video Portal
  20. VLC
  21. Xfinity
  22. Sling TV
  23. MX Player

For more comprehensive information check Samsung official site for the Frequently Asked Questions about the PhoneCast VR app.

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