Is it possible to let multiple users experience the same virtual experience using multiple headsets? Although VR is often regarded as an individual experience, it’s definitely possible to sync Oculus GO devices or other headsets. The best method depends on the presentation you want to share and the size of the audience you want to reach. Let’s look at the possibilities of the synchronization with Oculus GO devices.
Why use the Oculus GO?
The answer is actually quite straightforward; because it’s easy to sync the Oculus GO VR headset. As an added bonus this particular virtual reality device is all-in-one, easy to use and affordable in price. So there are plenty of reasons to choose this VR headset over others.
Before this product the Gear VR offered similar functionality. But that system relied on an expensive Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the Go is completely self-contained. There are also alternatives like the Pico G2 and the high-end 4K model. But they are more expensive and more geared towards specific usage. Ask your supplier for more information about these products.
How can you sync the Oculus GO?
Before we start syncing, let’s first decide what we want to achieve. For instance, in the Rooms app you can invite another Oculus user for a 1-on-1 interaction. This is fun, but ultimately limited. Then there are social venue apps like BigScreen and AltSpaceVR that place you in a virtual environment with other users.
These types of apps are created for social interaction online using a VR headset, the actual content is not leading in these solutions. If you want to show a 360 video to a large crowd of people in one physical location you will need a different solution.
How to use VR Sync for the Oculus GO
The Oculus GO software is built on top of the Android operating system. Oculus Home limits the features of Android which is a good thing in most cases. But for a stable connection between several, dozens or even hundreds of VR headsets you need root access to the device. VR Sync is such an app that allows for deep-level access, provided you first sideload the app. This is not difficult to do, and the process is reversible in case you want to use the GO for its regular purpose.
The VR Sync app is easy to use with an ad hoc master / slave connection that does not require an active internet connection to operate. The synchronization in the headsets is achieved by preloading content for smooth and synced playback. Headsets can be purchased for this solution, renting devices is also possible.
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