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How do I watch VR videos on YouTube?

snowcap
Honored Guest

HI,

My idea is to connect my Quest 2 with a cable and quest link, use my desktop web browser to watch Youtube vr videos. No matter what format they are, I always get the flat video. No 3d immersion whatsoever.

What I need to do to watch those videos in full immersive vr (not a projection to a screen in front ?

 

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MetaQuestSupport
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey there, @snowcap! We definitely want for you to be able to use your headset in whatever way is most comfortable for you to watch content! That being said, it is most likely not possible to watch full 360 immersive Youtube videos through any PC web browser (at least not without a complicated workaround and extra software), as those are simply not designed to allow that sort of playback. You would need to use a VR-specific app to play these videos, like the Youtube VR app available within the headset store.

 

We hope this addresses the concerns you had today. Please let us know if there is anything else we can look into for you!

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oculusness
Heroic Explorer

Hi @snowcap  alternatively you can view youtube videos recorded in SBS (side-by-side) format on your headset using Bigscreen beta (free)

https://www.meta.com/en-gb/experiences/bigscreen-beta/2497738113633933/ 

or Virtual Desktop ($15)

https://www.meta.com/en-gb/experiences/2017050365004772/ 

Both of these apps allow you to watch full stereoscopic 3D content on a large, movie theatre size screen.

Four Rift CV1s, Quest 2, Quest 3.

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MetaQuestSupport
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey there, @snowcap! We definitely want for you to be able to use your headset in whatever way is most comfortable for you to watch content! That being said, it is most likely not possible to watch full 360 immersive Youtube videos through any PC web browser (at least not without a complicated workaround and extra software), as those are simply not designed to allow that sort of playback. You would need to use a VR-specific app to play these videos, like the Youtube VR app available within the headset store.

 

We hope this addresses the concerns you had today. Please let us know if there is anything else we can look into for you!

If you're the author of a thread, remember to mark a reply as the Accepted Solution to help others find answers!

oculusness
Heroic Explorer

Hi @snowcap  alternatively you can view youtube videos recorded in SBS (side-by-side) format on your headset using Bigscreen beta (free)

https://www.meta.com/en-gb/experiences/bigscreen-beta/2497738113633933/ 

or Virtual Desktop ($15)

https://www.meta.com/en-gb/experiences/2017050365004772/ 

Both of these apps allow you to watch full stereoscopic 3D content on a large, movie theatre size screen.

Four Rift CV1s, Quest 2, Quest 3.

MetaQuestSupport
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for those suggestions, @oculusness! There are likely quite a few options for watching these videos, but most if not all of them will be headset-based rather than streamed from a computer using a PCVR link.

If you're the author of a thread, remember to mark a reply as the Accepted Solution to help others find answers!

Yes, a quick google search reveals absolutely loads of 3D SBS content on youtube that can be viewed through the headset browser (not the youtube VR app), in full screen mode, with SBS selected in the viewing settings.

 

 

Four Rift CV1s, Quest 2, Quest 3.
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