AltspaceVR was one of the earliest social apps available for headsets like Samsung Gear VR, a virtual space where people could not only hangout but also create events and more. The app has had a few ups and downs over the years but seems to be growing stronger of late. Fortunes should only improve next month when Oculus Quest support is added.
There are a number of social apps available for virtual reality (VR) headset yet AltspaceVR is one of the few which allows a wide variety of users to engage with each other across the world using different headsets. As a social VR space, on the platform you can simply chat with mates if you so choose or enjoy one of the many events regularly held.
From live comedy and music events, playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons or chess, to sculpting, browsing the internet or watching endless cat videos, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus the fact that the app is completely free for every supported device.
AltspaceVR also has some more unique features including call people through Slack, holding your own event and being able to capture live VR events for repeat viewing. Then there’s Frontrow. This allows an unlimited number of people who attend an event to have a front-row seat – giving everyone the best seat in the house.
AltspaceVR supports a wide range of VR headsets including Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream and Valve Index. Oculus Quest support will be added on 12th September 2019. VRFocus will continue its coverage of AltspaceVR, reporting back with the latest updates.