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View 360 mp4 on Samsung Gear VR

Author: Blake Hament Email: [email protected]
Date: 01/03/16
Keywords: VR, Gear, Samsung, Unity, 360 video

This tutorial will help you view 360 mp4 on your Samsung Gear VR device. Samsung Gear VR headsets work with a wide range of Samsung devices.

Motivation and Audience

Samsung Gear VR is a versatile and accessible VR platform. Many business and educational projects will benefit from giving a user the capability to virtually explore a remote environment. This tutorial will guide you through viewing 360 mp4 media on your Gear VR device.

This tutorial assumes the reader has some experience with or interest in:

  • VR
  • Oculus

The rest of the tutorial is organized as follows:

  1. Bill of Materials
  2. Steps
  3. Final Words

Bill of Materials

This tutorial utilizes a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Samsung Gear VR.


Preparing your phone

First, make sure you drivers are up to date. Visit the Samsung website, or the appropriate OEM for your phone to download the latest USB drivers.

Next, connect your device to your PC via USB.

Copy your media to the “Movies” folder on your device.

Open Oculus Video and put on your Gear VR headset.

Go to Categories> My Videos, select your video, and enjoy!

Final Words

Next steps might include importing 360 media into Unity and developing a guided user experience including interface and controls.

view_360_mp4_on_samsung_gear_vr.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/04 09:00 by blakehament