VR compatibility

It is important to consider VR compatibility in order to view our VR content correctly. We are using WebVR which you can find more details here and below – where we explain how to use the VR content.

What is Web VR

To quote from the WebVR website: “WebVR is an open specification that makes it possible to experience VR in your browser. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have.”

How can I experience the VR content on Domeble?

You will need two things a VR headset (or something to convert your smartphone into a VR headset) and a VR compatible browser.

I’ve got a VR headset – how can I experience the domeble VR content?

Here are details of how to use a variety of headsets:

Google Cardboard

Works best with Chrome on Android devices.
You can still experience WebVR content in other browsers on Android and iOS, but it might not be as smooth since those browsers don’t fully support WebVR.

Daydream

Works with Chrome and Firefox Reality on Daydream-ready Android devices.

Samsung Gear VR

Works with Oculus Browser and Samsung Internet.

Oculus Rift

Works with Firefox and Supermediumon Windows.

Oculus Go

Works with Oculus Browser and Firefox Reality.

HTC Vive

Works with Firefox, Servo, and Supermedium on Windows. On macOS, you can use Firefox Nightly.

Viveport

Works with Firefox Reality.

PlayStation VR

Does not currently support WebVR.

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

WebVR v1.1 is supported by Microsoft Edge on Windows. Firefox and Supermedium are also supported with SteamVR.

 

How do I convert my smartphone into a VR headset?

Here’s how you can convert your smartphone into a VR headset, and here we are directly quoting from the WebVR website:

The easiest way to get started is with a basic headset like Google Cardboard. Just drop your phone in, and you’re ready to go – apart from some extra steps on iPhone / iOS see below. You can also use your phone with more advanced headsets like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream.

 

How else can I view the VR Content?

These are other ways your can view the VR content without a phone i.e. with a dedicated VR headset.

For the best performance and most features, you can use a VR headset connected to a computer, like Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE. Those will allow for higher framerates, higher resolutions, and even let you walk around in VR.

 

 

Can I still view the VR content without a headset?

Here’s how you can view the VR content without a headset.

Or, on some sites, you can just use your computer or phone without a headset. You won’t be able to see in 3D or interact as fully in most VR worlds, but you can still look around in 360 degrees.



The VR content is not working through google Cardboard on my Android or iPhone

Here are the instructions on getting the content working with a Google cardboard on Android in Chrome.

  1. Make sure you are viewing Domeble over https.
  2. In Chrome on Android, type in the address bar ‘about:flags’.
  3. Click the ‘enable’ link for the flag ‘Enable experimental Web Platform features’, the VR content will work perfectly or at least stabilise on older handsets.

Here are details of how to get the content working with a Google cardboard on iPhone, in Safari.

  1. Make sure you are viewing Domeble over https.
  2. In settings > General > Safari – make sure that ‘Motion tracking / movement’ (or gyroscope) are enabled.
  3. If not enabled, enable this setting and the VR content will then start working.

Example VR content

Here is an example of the Domeble VR content.

If the content moves as you move your smartphone, then it will work with Google Cardboard – if it’s not, or the orientation is wrong, or the view display is at a strange angle – then you need to enable your gyroscope.