Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR. Selecting the new cast button will call up a list of nearby cast devices, allowing VR users to push their experience to TVs, monitors, and other devices while remaining within their VR environment. Oculus said Samsung handsets should see the software update arrive in the next day or two. Google recently added cast support to its DayDream platform for similar VR sharing.
Oct 4, 2016
Google today revealed the Chromecast Ultra, a new version of its home video HDMI dongle. Like last year's Chromecast, the Cromecast Ultra plugs directly into the HDMI port of television sets and allows people to cast content from their smartphones and tablets to their TVs.
Feb 26, 2017
Samsung today announced a new version of its Gear VR headset, which now comes with a controller in tow. Controllers dramatically help the VR experience by allowing people to interact with a wider range of content when exploring new worlds.
Jul 25, 2018
Google today said YouTube VR is available on more platforms and devices. For example, owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S devices and the accompanying Samsung Gear VR headset can now download YouTube VR from the Oculus store and experience YouTube VR on their existing headset.
Mar 8, 2017
Facebook today announced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, a dedicated app to help Samsung device owners find and consume 360-degree Facebook content. The app is available to compatible Galaxy devices, such as the Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.
Jul 31, 2017
Google today released the Nearby Connections 2.0 API to developers, which will eventually help Android devices find, connect to, and communicate with other nearby devices all on their own. The vision is to make it possible for Android handsets to automatically share information with internet-of-things-type devices, such as personal temperature preferences with thermostats, Netflix playlists with connected television sets, and so on.