Oculus Go is a great headset for virtual reality (VR) beginners. Easy to use there’s not much that can go wrong. Sometimes though everyone needs a hand, which is fine if you’re on Oculus Rift looking at a monitor, but far trickier with the standalone headset. During Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) the company announced a new Casting feature to enable non-VR players to see what the person in VR was seeing via a mobile device. Today, alongside several other updates, the beta version of casting on Oculus Go is being rolled out.
Casting from VR should be fairly simple by the sounds of it, with VR users heading to the Oculus Go menu to select the ‘Cast’ option. This will send a push notification to your companion device. So long as both the headset and the phone or tablet are on the same WiFi network it should work.
In addition to the Casting update Oculus Avatars are getting into the spooky Halloween season allowing players to dress up as a witch, vampire, mummy or skeleton. The Avatar Editor supports Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Oculus Rift.
Lastly, the Oculus update includes an important safety feature. Users now have the ability to report abusive content or behavior from inside any VR app or videogame. You can capture video of your experience to provide context to your report, which is then reviewed by our Community Operations team.
This past weekend saw Oculus Venues begin its lineup of live NBA games including the Phoenix Suns playing Golden State Warriors. The next game is on 11th November between the Boston Celtics and the Portland Trailblazers. Don’t forget that everyone who attends an NBA game in Venues will unlock an NBA jersey from one of the teams they watched for their Oculus Avatar.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus Go and Oculus Venues, reporting back with further updates.