A companion app for Oculus VR devices
Oculus' virtual reality headset redefined the gaming and entertainment industry. Now, users can easily manage their headsets with its companion utility app of the same name on their phones running iOS 10 and higher. They can monitor and even customize the settings of your VR device, including Oculus Quest and Oculus Go using the Oculus app. It also gives you access to the Oculus Store and allows you to buy, download, and install games directly from your phone.
What does the app offers?
As a companion app, the Oculus mobile app allows you to manage your devices using your phone. As noted, you can monitor your devices and adjust the settings. Also, you can browse and manage your VR apps directly from your phone. More, it allows you to cast your VR experience to your phone or other Chromecast-enabled devices. You can also use the app to share your VR experience with friends get notifications about what they’re up to, gaming-wise.
As noted, the app also makes it easier for gamers to access the Oculus Store. By using the Oculus mobile app, you can now browse more than 1,000 VR games. Not only that, but you can also buy, download, and install them remotely. You can also use the app to get notified of upcoming sales and new releases. Best of all, the app lets you reserve virtual seats for live events, such as sports and concerts.
There are a few considerations to take note of before downloading the app though. As mentioned, the app requires iOS 10 or higher to work properly and avoid issues with setup. Also, it requires Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection during setup. The app even notifies you to connect to Bluetooth even if you are not using it to adjust the settings of your VR device. Navigation-wise, the Oculus mobile app is slow and frequently crashes.
Manage your VR device
With the Oculus mobile app, Oculus VR device owners now have a convenient tool that will allow them to change the settings for their devices. More than that, they will have easy access to new games, sales, and events. However, while it provides more than your usual management tool, the app comes with various issues that can be a deal-breaker to some.