Google Introduces Chromecast for Gear VR
Oculus announced Chromecast support for the Gear VR headset, so you will now be able to stream your Gear VR experiences directly to your TV in real-time.
Step into VR and Stream to Your Flat Screen
Gear VR and Oculus joined the party and added support for Google’s Chromecast. Now you only need the latest version of both Android and the Oculus mobile app. Then, by hitting the ‘Cast’ button, you will be able to select any nearby Cast-enabled device to stream your Gear VR experiences to the TV and share the excitement with your friends.
“Chromecast lets you enjoy VR while staying connected and engaged with everyone in the room. Show off your quick draw and sharp shooting in Dead and Buried or host a VR party night. It’s also a great way to introduce new people to VR since you can see everything they see inside the headset.”
Other viewers won’t be able to experience the same 3D stereoscopic effect, which is obvious since this is only possible with a VR headset, but they will be seeing whatever is showing inside the headset. As VR headsets are labeled as deeply isolating gadgets, this feature enables users to share Virtual Reality with friends and family.
This is definitely what we all want to see, Virtual Reality is great, but it won’t reach other publics if fans are unable to share and propagate how great VR is.