New To VR: In Need Of A VR Player? AutoPlayVR Might Well Be For You

    Very often with New To VR we feature experiences and videogames from the likes of the Oculus Share and Steam stores. Items that have been announced or generally appeared that you might well have heard of. Then there are the times where we get notified by email about a virtual reality (VR) project which is then featured. Other times an item comes up in conversation that genuinely catches us by surprise. Today’s application could be classified under the latter.

    Made by Parisian studio VRLines after finding that there wasn’t a tool after making their own VR content and finding there wasn’t a tool that suited them, AutoPlayVR has been designed to meet the the VR user need of a free and easy to use VR video player that would work well with the more recent incarnations of the Oculus SDK (0.7 and 0.8).

    Whilst it is a first release, and does have some minor issues it does feature an easy drag/drop system with a interface designed to be as effort free as possible. VRLines are looking to future development to solve the teething issues and, Whilst featured only for the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted display (HMD) at this time, VRLines tell us there are plans to bring the app to both Google Cardboard and Gear VR down the line.

    If you’d like to give it a go, The app is available from www.autoplayvr.com as well as through the WEARVR and Oculus Share digital content stores. You can see a Beta demo video below of the app.

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