1. Steven Cohen1's Avatar
    The VR seems to only work through Oculus. How do you move downloaded apps from the phone into the VR menu. For instance, I downloaded a roller coaster program from Google Play. When I put on the VR it does not seem to allow you to run this program.

    Any help will be great and thank you in advance.
    01-11-2017 02:27 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Unfortunately (and understandably), Gear VR IS limited to the Oculus Store, so unless an app is published there, you can't run it on the Gear VR officially.

    That being said, unofficially, things are a little different. It's not a perfect solution and some apps might act weird, but you have to download a separate app to 'enable' the VR apps from the Play Store to work with the Gear VR.
    Google Cardboard apps work great on your Gear VR now! | VRHeads
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Unfortunately (and understandably), Gear VR IS limited to the Oculus Store, so unless an app is published there, you can't run it on the Gear VR officially.

    That being said, unofficially, things are a little different. It's not a perfect solution and some apps might act weird, but you have to download a separate app to 'enable' the VR apps from the Play Store to work with the Gear VR.
    Google Cardboard apps work great on your Gear VR now! | VRHeads
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    01-11-2017 02:43 PM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    I just got the VR and can't believe how blurry it is. Kind of disappointing
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    01-11-2017 03:32 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It depends on the phone screen you're using, too, and getting the right adjustment on the focus wheel, but yeah, non-dedicated VR sets aren't crisp (if you think the Gear VR is blurry, try Cardboard :P). Even dedicated sets like the Vive aren't super high-def, but at least they can reduce the 'blurriness' because they have a dedicated display panel for each eye and more specialized lenses.
    01-11-2017 04:31 PM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    It depends on the phone screen you're using, too, and getting the right adjustment on the focus wheel, but yeah, non-dedicated VR sets aren't crisp (if you think the Gear VR is blurry, try Cardboard :P). Even dedicated sets like the Vive aren't super high-def, but at least they can reduce the 'blurriness' because they have a dedicated display panel for each eye and more specialized lenses.
    I'm using the S7 edge
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    01-11-2017 08:26 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yeah, it's a slightly larger screen than using an S7, so pixel density is slightly lower. When you're magnifying things the way a VR headset does, that difference does, well, make a difference!
    01-12-2017 10:41 AM
  8. pontiac005's Avatar
    I recently got the S7 edge and it came with the new gear vr. I have used the VR along with a couple others in the family and it is not blurry to any of us.
    01-14-2017 12:16 AM
  9. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I just got the VR and can't believe how blurry it is. Kind of disappointing
    Did you adjust the focus wheel?
    01-14-2017 02:32 AM
  10. popkurn611's Avatar
    Did you adjust the focus wheel?
    Yeah to the best I can. Still a slight blur to it on the main screen that shows my apps. The text is the most blurry. I think that is just how the technology is at the point
    01-14-2017 06:12 AM
  11. pontiac005's Avatar
    i was just going to ask about the focus wheel.
    01-15-2017 12:06 AM
  12. Bosbouer's Avatar
    Yeah to the best I can. Still a slight blur to it on the main screen that shows my apps. The text is the most blurry. I think that is just how the technology is at the point
    My Gear VR came with plastic film over the inside lenses. Also make sure your screen resolution on the device is set to WQHD.

    Mine is not blurry. Three family members use it from time to time. We all need to adjust for our eyesight via focus wheel.
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    01-15-2017 02:16 AM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    My Gear VR came with plastic film over the inside lenses. Also make sure your screen resolution on the device is set to WQHD.

    Mine is not blurry. Three family members use it from time to time. We all need to adjust for our eyesight via focus wheel.
    Mine had visible plastic on the inside lenses as well which I removed
    01-15-2017 06:31 AM

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