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Third Party Apps and Rift 1.17 Update

Grand Champion

With the 1.17 PC software
update (available now in our public test channel) we’re making it easier to
manage your content library all in one place. Now, you’ll be able to view and
launch all apps that support Rift from your computer or in VR, even if you
acquired them from outside the Oculus Store. We know people sideload apps for a
variety of reasons, so we've included some options to help provide flexibility
and control of what’s displayed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You can toggle displaying
    third party app titles “on” and “off” from the Filter menu of the Library in the
    upper right of the Oculus desktop app
  • You can remove individual
    apps from your Library (note that this does not uninstall the app; also, at
    this time, this action can’t be undone)
  • If you are using an app
    obtained or purchased outside the Oculus Store, your activity will simply
    display as "Online"
  • Library will still display
    the five most recently played apps. If you toggle “off” third party apps
    titles, they will be removed from recent activity

We’ll be iterating on Library
functionality and features with future patches. If you’re testing the release,
please share feedback with us via the PTC, and stay tuned for future updates.

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Oh thank goodness lol

This sounds very promising! I haven't received my Rift yet, but I've heard a lot of commotion when it comes to playing games outside of Oculus Home.

Heroic Explorer
Oh WOW.. Now this is good news indeed! █-)
"I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the headlamp of the oncoming virtual hype train!"

@cybereality - fantastic news, some great features being implemented here.

A long overdue addition!  Already updated and see Filter option, but how do we actually add the titles / executables to our library?  Thanks!


bzowk said:

A long overdue addition!  Already updated and see Filter option, but how do we actually add the titles / executables to our library?  Thanks!

Was thinking the same thing ???

How do we download this test version?

Heroic Explorer
Great update!

And as expected, SteamVR itself gets added as an app
So if you want to play a SteamVR game you have to run SteamVR first, then start the game from within SteamVR,


ragenrok said:

How do we download this test version?

go into your oculus setting click on beta and click on Public Test Channel