1. gilby19891's Avatar
    Hi.

    Does previous models of Samsung VR work with the S8?

    Thanks
    06-04-2017 01:51 AM
  2. Matty's Avatar
    Hey gilby19891,

    If you read Samsung's official answer, they say the 2015 GearVR won't work with the Galaxy S8 even with the Micro-USB to USB-C adapter. I personally don't own one so can't test for you but as long as your GearVR has the USB-C connector then it should fine with the Galaxy S8. Just to be safe, I would get the new Gear VR headset 😃
    06-04-2017 02:37 AM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Hi.

    Does previous models of Samsung VR work with the S8?

    Thanks
    I have last year and this years VR and both work with my S8 Plus. No issues at all.
    06-04-2017 09:56 AM
  4. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    I have last year and this years VR and both work with my S8 Plus. No issues at all.
    Did you by any chance notice a difference in quality between the two? Not external hardware, but would you say the new VR offers a slightly improved viewing experience, or is it roughly on par with last year's? I ask because I'm not sure if it's just my faded memory of the previous version, since I don't have it anymore, but the new one seems a little crisper and clearer, even though the screen door is still obviously present.
    06-04-2017 10:22 AM
  5. munnarg's Avatar
    Last year's didn't work for me at all. I couldn't get it to focus due to its fixed IPD range. This new one had a wider field of view (and IPD range I think), so actually allows me to get a clear picture and is finally usable. I've logged quite a few hours of movies and Netflix on it so far.
    06-04-2017 11:29 AM
  6. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    Last year's didn't work for me at all. I couldn't get it to focus due to its fixed IPD range. This new one had a wider field of view (and IPD range I think), so actually allows me to get a clear picture and is finally usable. I've logged quite a few hours of movies and Netflix on it so far.
    How did you get Netflix to work? It's giving me network connecting errors for some reason. Nothing wrong with my network connectivity.

    Update: scratch that. Got it to work, and it's glorious lol
    06-04-2017 01:37 PM
  7. munnarg's Avatar
    How did you get Netflix to work? It's giving me network connecting errors for some reason. Nothing wrong with my network connectivity.

    Update: scratch that. Got it to work, and it's glorious lol
    Here's another tip for you. try out the Void Theater. When you're in Netflix, look right up at the middle of the ceiling and tap the touchpad. It'll get rid of the distracting background and make it a more immersive and enjoyable experience.
    06-04-2017 04:49 PM
  8. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    Here's another tip for you. try out the Void Theater. When you're in Netflix, look right up at the middle of the ceiling and tap the touchpad. It'll get rid of the distracting background and make it a more immersive and enjoyable experience.
    Whaaaaaat?! Perfection! That's what I'm using and I did not know that ... Thanks!
    06-04-2017 05:52 PM
  9. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Did you by any chance notice a difference in quality between the two? Not external hardware, but would you say the new VR offers a slightly improved viewing experience, or is it roughly on par with last year's? I ask because I'm not sure if it's just my faded memory of the previous version, since I don't have it anymore, but the new one seems a little crisper and clearer, even though the screen door is still obviously present.
    I really didn't notice much of a difference other than the peripheral vision is better in the newer one.
    06-04-2017 09:59 PM
  10. wezzyd's Avatar
    I have last year's vr and works fine on my S8. would the controller which came out with this year's work ok with last year's?
    06-05-2017 11:34 AM
  11. TabGuy's Avatar
    I have last year and this years VR and both work with my S8 Plus. No issues at all.
    To be clear there are THREE Gear VR models. The original has micro-USB and was sold with the Note 5. The second model came with USB-C and an adapter for micro-USB and was sold with the Note 7. The current model is very similar to the second model but also includes a hand controller.
    06-05-2017 05:03 PM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    To be clear there are THREE Gear VR models. The original has micro-USB and was sold with the Note 5. The second model came with USB-C and an adapter for micro-USB and was sold with the Note 7. The current model is very similar to the second model but also includes a hand controller.
    I have The second 2 versions and both work fine with my S8+
    06-05-2017 07:18 PM
  13. daz_17's Avatar
    I have last year and this years VR and both work with my S8 Plus. No issues at all.
    I just bought gear vr edition 2 as I googled up gear vr compatible with s8 but the connector inside isn't for a s8 only s7 and below need help please
    12-28-2017 09:11 AM

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