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Oculus TV comes pre-installed and allows you to watch a wide range of content on your headset. You access it by opening your app panel (using the  button from the universal panel) and selecting TV on the far right of the row of icons that appear at the top.

The app will open to a screen that lets you Browse for content in a variety of categories – the categories from Oculus change, but you’ll find:

  • Travel videos from around the world
    • Check out the “One Day In…” series that takes you on a tour of major cities around the world.
    • Or climb Mt Everest with the three-part “Everest VR” series.
  • Up-close encounters with wildlife
  • Adrenaline-filled adventures that you might not do in the real world but can easily do from the safety of your chair, like dive with sharks, heli-ski, skydive, ride along with the Blue Angels, or free solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite
    • One of the most immersive videos we’ve seen: “Swim with sperm whales 360 degree virtual reality”. It’s a breathtaking video that puts you up close to the whales as they emerge from the deep blue to swim right by you. Not recommended if you’re too uncomfortable underwater or around things that are much (much!) bigger than you.
  • Documentaries that inform and enlighten. There are so many good options, but a few we like include:
    • Step inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in PBS’ “Ancient Invisible Cities” for a view that live tourists don’t get
    • “America’s Ghost Towns” explores American history through the remnants of abandoned towns
    • Meet “Micro Monsters” in this series about small but dangerous creatures narrated by David Attenborough
    • “Experience the International Space Station”, shot by an astronaut aboard the ISS – the closest thing most of us will ever get to being there.
  • The chance to step on stage with acts like Cirque du Soleil, Broadway shows, Blue Man Group, the Rockettes, magicians, and more.
  • Journeys into outer space. Some of the best we’ve seen are:
    • The “360 VR Space Safari” series sends you on missions through space narrated by real astronauts
    • “International Space Station” gives you a close-up view of the ISS in orbit
  • Jaw-dropping immersive animated stories, like “Dear Angelica” and many shorts from Quill Theater

In short, you’ll find a bit of everything here, including selections from some of the apps we recommend elsewhere, such as Quill Theater and Ecosphere. You could easily get lost here for hours.

To save a video you find here, click the three vertical dots next to the video’s name, and select “Save”. These videos will then be available in the “Saved” tab, the last category on the left-hand side of the Oculus TV home screen.

You’ll also see a tab called Channels on the Oculus TV home screen. This is where you can find familiar streaming channels such as ESPN, Netflix, and Amazon Prime; movie and music channels like Melody VR and Showtime, and channels with original content such as Red Bull TV and Within.

The final tab here is Your Media where you’ll find photos and videos you’ve taken within the headset as well as any media you upload to your headset.



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How to use HowToVR.com

Hello and welcome! We’re a small group of fiftysomethings that built this site to help folks like you get more enjoyment from your Quest headsets.

This section is just a little tutorial on how to get the most from your time here.

We  created HowToVR.com with the goal of making it easier to find what you’re looking for as well as providing you with some rare nuggets that you’re not likely find anywhere else!

To start off, we put the content into 6 categories

  • How to Get Started
    • Tips & Tricks for using your Quest 2
  • How to Get Together
    • Meeting friends & making new ones
  • How to Get Healthy
    • Exercise your body & your mind
  • How to Get Roaming
    • Visit exotic places while still in your house
  • How to Get Inspired
    • Fun education you didn’t know existed
  • How to Get Thrilled
    • Immersive movies, adventures abound in VR

You can reach each of these one of two ways

These buttons on the homepage

or with the How to dropdown menu from the top of the site.

Once you pick a category, you’ll get a page like the image below. The green arrows point to documents you can open by clicking on them, the red ones are sub-categories that will open up with more documents you can then open by clicking on them.

Once you’ve selected a document, it will open and look something like below. The green arrows are pointing to the categories you can choose from and the numbers in the blue dots tell you how many documents are in them. You can click on any you are interested in.

Please do be aware that we have only just started the site and it is a work in progress. We will be updating most of the content with more formatting and images soon.

We built this site for you, so please do reachout with any suggestions or requests. You can click the Contact Us link  and let us know your thoughts. Please do enjoy your time here. If you need to see these instructions again, you can click the big yellow button on the left of your screen. 


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