The amount of companies that use VR cinemas to do presentations or launch products is rising. VR cinemas are a great way to experience 360° content. It’s social, fun and easy. However, setting up a VR cinema can be tricky. With this blog post we hope to make it easier for you.

We explained how you can start your own VR cinema. In this blog post we will focus on how to set-up your VR cinema using VR Sync. First, we will tell you about what you need before you can start syncing your video to multiple people. Secondly, we will explain how to use VR Sync to manage your VR cinema. After reading this blog, you know how to use VR Sync for your VR cinema.

What do you need

Before you can start your VR cinema you have to make a few choices regarding:

  • VR device
    VR Sync works with most devices, but you should check the FAQ page to see if it works with your weapon of choice. We recommend the Oculus Go as it is an all-in-one headset that is also user friendly.
  • 360° content
    You need your content. Without a film there can be no cinema. You can create your own 360° content with the help of a 360° camera or you can let a company create it for you. It is also possible to buy 360° content or watch existing 360° videos on YouTube.
  • A VR Sync license
    To start working with the VR Sync software you need a license. You can get a free trial, but this is only active for a week with a maximum of 10 devices.
  • Extra options
    VR Sync offers additional features besides enabling synchronised playback. You can add subtitles, a customized welcome room, spatial audio and you can send messages to users while they are in the VR modus.

You also have to bear in mind that you need an internet connection for VR Sync to work. If you have no access to an internet connection on your location you can use the VR Sync box. This is a local network that can run on any location.

Once you have decided on your VR device, content, license and potential extra options, you are almost ready to start your VR cinema.

How to manage your VR cinema

To start, perform the following steps.

  1. You need to install the VR Sync application on your chosen devices.
  2. Enter your unique pin found on the dashboard and links the devices to your account.
  3. Upload your 360° content via the dashboard of VR Sync.
  4. Manage and control your devices on the remote page of the VR Sync dashboard.
  5. Check which devices are connected and the battery status of each device.
  6. Play your content and monitor what people are seeing at the moment.

After you have followed these steps, make sure you check everything. Are all the devices connected and are the batteries full? Does your 360° content work well in VR and are additional features added?

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