How to use the VR Tourviewer Remote?

The VR Remote Tourviewer connects to the VR Tourviewer on the Oculus Go, Gear VR, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and Cardboard device via WiFi and shows in real time and high resolution what the VR user is seeing.

With normal screencasting applications, a videostream of the screen has to be transmitted. Due to the high CPU/GPU intensity of this technique, this results in lag in both the VR experience and the casted result.

VR Remote Tourviewer has solved this by running an identical non-VR tour on a separate device, and only synchronizing the camera and controller movement and clicks from the VR device. This results in a very high quality, low latency, synchronized view of the tour on a separate screen.

The free version only works with the tours in the Featured section. A licensed version can be purchased here and works with all your custom online and offline tours as well.

HOW to CONNECT THE REMOTE TO VR Tourviewer ON YOUR VR HEADSET:

  • Install VR Tourviewer Remote
  • Make sure the Oculus Go or Gear VR device and the Remote device are part of the same Wi-Fi network and subnet
  • Start VR Tourviewer Remote
  • Start VR Tourviewer on the VR device
  • On the Remote, click on the screen or press ‘Escape’ to show the connection dialog.
  • Click the magnifying glass to automatically find the Oculus Go or Gear VR currently running the VR Tourviewer app. If an IP is found then click OK. The connection will now be made. If an IP is not found, or the Remote doesn’t connect to the VR headset in a few seconds please check the troubleshooting tips below.
  • IMPORTANT For offline tours make sure that both the ‘VR Tourviewer’ VR device and the ‘VR Tourviewer Remote’ local storage folders contain the exact same tours!For Windows the Remote storage folder is: C:\Program Files\VR Tourviewer Remote\VR-Tourviewer-Remote_Data\VRTourviewer
    For Android connect with USB and goto ‘Phone’ > VRTourviewer
    For MacOS it’s Users/YourName/VRTourviewer

Troubleshooting TIPS:

  1. Make sure the version number of VR Tourviewer on the VR device is the same for the VR Tourviewer Remote, different versions can fail to connect to each other or may show unexpected behavior. For VR Tourviewer version 1.1.244 you can use VR Tourviewer Remote 1.1.243.
  2. The WiFi network should not be a ‘guest’ network, on a guest network only the internet connection is shared, but devices can’t connect to each other, traffic between them is blocked.
  3. If the VR app is running but the Remote doesn’t find the device when clicking on the magnifying glass, you can add the IP of the Oculus Go in the settings manually. To get the local IP address of the Oculus Go, use the Oculus Go Browser to visit this page: http://net.ipcalf.com and write down the local IP. Then use that IP as VR Device IP in the Remote settings.
  4. Make sure a firewall isn’t blocking traffic on TCP port 12346 and allows UDP broadcasts from the VR device on the subnet.If UDP broadcasting is blocked, the Remote will not be able to find the VR device automatically and you will have to enter the IP of the VR device manually (see tip 3) in the Remote settings.
  5. If you switch from a mobile 3G/4G connection to WiFi, or to another WiFi network, you may have to restart the VR Tourviewer and the VR Tourviewer Remote for the Remote to work properly. When switching connections, the IP of your device can/will change, make sure you use the correct local IP to connect to from the Remote.
  6. Leave the VR Device Port on default: 12346

The free/unlicensed version of VR Tourviewer Remote only synchronizes the tours in the Featured section.
A license for the full version can be purchased here.

Note: The VR Tourviewer Remote doesn’t connect to a white label VR app. When ordering a white label app you can order a white label Remote with it, that can be used with the licensed white label VR devices.