Microsoft Has Released Holographic Remoting Player App for HoloLens 2
Microsoft has this week released the Holographic Remoting app for its upcoming HoloLens 2 headset that enables users to create apps and content from their PCs which can subsequently be streamed to other devices.
How Does it Work?
According to the Microsoft’s developer documentation, the Holographic remoting will make it possible for an app to target the soon to be launched HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset with holographic content that is hosted on either a desktop PC or a UWP device like the Xbox One, thereby enabling access to more system resources while also allowing for the integration of remote immersive views into the existing desktop PC software.
A remoting host app will receive the input data stream from the HoloLens 2 headset, render this content in a virtual immersive view and then stream the content frames back to HoloLens 2. The connection will be established through any standard Wi-Fi. The Holographic Remoting feature can be added to the desktop or to a UWP through a NuGet packet.
As per the description, users will in the meantime require a Store app in order to facilitate the Holographic Remoting Player app. The Holographic Remoting Player app will be a companion app for developers that will connect to games and PC apps supporting Holographic Remoting. The Holographic Remoting will stream the holographic content from the user’s PC to their HoloLens Mixed Reality headset in real-time through a Wi-Fi connection.