If you’re familiar with Plex, you probably know it as one of the most polished media management software in the market. If you’re not, let us tell you that Plex allows you to organize, stream, and share your media through its app on all the major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS and many Smart TV platforms. On the device category, Plex is available on TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers. And in January 2018, Plex extended its services into virtual reality (VR) through the Plex VR app for Google’s Daydream VR. However, the demand for Plex support on Gear VR and Oculus was way too high and the company has finally acknowledged that. The Plex VR app is now available on Gear VR and Oculus, the company announced.
Stream videos from PC to Gear VR
With Plex VR app for Gear VR, users can now stream content from their or their friend’s computers in a jiffy. Watching videos in Plex is way more exciting, thanks to its multiple formats, including 3D, 360-degree, and 180-degree. You also get to choose from different VR environments, such as a luxury loft, drive-in theater, or deep space, for a more immersive watching experience. And there’s no need to copy large video files on your phone. You can stream them straight away from your computer.
- Watch your Plex Media Server videos with friends in real time, with voice chat.
- Customize your avatar to suite your mood or style.
- Interact with the environment – pick up a drink, throw some popcorn or honk the horn – do them all in your virtual world.
- Move around or resize the screen as you please.
- Stack show or movie posters on the seat next to you in case you want to watch them next.
- 360-degree and 3D support.
While streaming videos from your PC is absolutely free, Plex also comes with some premium services. The Plex premium service, Plex Pass, is available in monthly, yearly and lifetime subscription options. With Plex Pass subscription, you can co-watch content with you friends, up to 4 individuals. However, you also get to try co-watching feature for free for a week when you start using Plex VR.
All in all, Plex VR is a must-try if you’ve a Gear VR headset. You can download the Plex VR app from the Gear VR store. Alternatively, you can download the app from here.