1. lurch914's Avatar
    Will the s8 work with last year's vr headset now they have changed port
    04-20-2017 11:57 AM
  2. daddyd302's Avatar
    Nope, because it needs the usb c connection.
    LeoRex likes this.
    04-20-2017 12:05 PM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    If you have the oculus brand, it came with a type c adapter.
    jackash0912 likes this.
    04-20-2017 12:09 PM
  4. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    Hi Lurch,

    Take note of the compatibility listing on Samsung's website. No mention of the newer models. However, if you are thinking of picking up the new device you still have today to count towards a pre-order. This would unlock the promotion to get the new VR headset for free! Or, if you already did order, you can still take advantage of the link!

    Gear VR (2016) Virtual Reality - SM-R323NBKAXAR | Samsung US

    https://promos.samsung.com/infinitelyimmersive
    04-20-2017 12:11 PM
  5. lurch914's Avatar
    I've just got the s8 today I'm in UK we didn't get the free vr offer this year, I've got the vr headset I'll have to look in box to see if there was a adapter can't remember seeing one but that was a year ago, thanx for reply
    04-20-2017 12:27 PM
  6. msm0511's Avatar
    The one I got with my Note 7 had a USB C connector. I haven't tried to see if it fits yet though. I'll try tonight when I get home from work.
    Nope, because it needs the usb c connection.
    04-20-2017 01:09 PM
  7. wallieboy's Avatar
    Did it work?
    04-22-2017 03:57 AM
  8. Smokey1412's Avatar
    Did it work?
    Hi, did u find out if it works? I'm having the same issue. Got be with the note 7 but sent the usb type c adapter back with it...samsung are trying to tell me the s8 plus doesn't fit in the old vr and the new one is just for the s8.
    06-06-2017 04:13 AM
  9. Gary02468's Avatar
    Before my 2017 Samsung Gear VR arrived, I used my S8+ with my 2016 Samsung Gear VR. It worked fine. The 2016 Gear VR came with two lock-in connectors--one for Type C (which the Note 7 also used) and one for Micro-B USB. You just have to use the Type C connector. (There's a also a micro-to-C adapter, but that's for the power connection, not for where the phone plugs in.)
    06-06-2017 04:49 AM
  10. Wizzy's Avatar
    Before my 2017 Samsung Gear VR arrived, I used my S8+ with my 2016 Samsung Gear VR. It worked fine. The 2016 Gear VR came with two lock-in connectors--one for Type C (which the Note 7 also used) and one for Micro-B USB. You just have to use the Type C connector. (There's a also a micro-to-C adapter, but that's for the power connection, not for where the phone plugs in.)
    Is your 2016 version the white headset? Because I don't remember getting a USB-C connector with it.
    06-06-2017 09:07 AM
  11. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Is your 2016 version the white headset? Because I don't remember getting a USB-C connector with it.
    The white one is actually a 2015 model. The black one is the 2016 and the black with controller is 2017.

    It will work with the 2016 and 2017 versions only.
    06-06-2017 09:20 AM
  12. Wizzy's Avatar
    The white one is actually a 2015 model. The black one is the 2016 and the black with controller is 2017.

    It will work with the 2016 and 2017 versions only.
    Ah, that explains it. Thanks.
    06-06-2017 09:27 AM
  13. John Smith224's Avatar
    Will the s8 work with last year's vr headset now they have changed port
    I can confirm the s8 and s8 plus is NOT COMPATIBLE with the SM-R322 white samsung vr gear.

    To locate your model
    remove the vr protector
    you'll find your model as you look facing the lens
    ( on the bottom )

    I have contacted my service provider and Samsung HOPING they would replce my old VR with the new black one to no avail. ( RATS )

    P.S. : You cannot exchange the connection on the VG or try adding an adapter
    01-02-2018 08:37 PM

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