Originally released in March 2016, Virtual Desktop is a VR application that lets users view and access their desktop PC from within their VR headset, be it Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Windows headsets.
Mobile headset wearing users will be able to join in on the desktop streaming action with the release of Virtual Desktop coming to Gear VR and Oculus Go this Thursday, with an official launch on Oculus Quest in 2019.
Users simply connect their mobile headset to their desktop PC (that’s running its streaming app) by connecting to it over WiFi or via the internet using UPnP. The desktop display is then streamed to the VR headset, which allows you to view and interact with up to four individual desktops.
It’s ability to stream with fairly low latency allows mobile headsets with limited storage to access a vast library of content hosted on your desktop computer. However you may already be using media services such as Plex or any another DLNA server with an available VR app, or you maybe smitten with Netflix or YouTube apps.
You might want to do some big screen PC gaming in your headset, just as long as you are not playing something that requires fast responsive controls, such as being the last man standing in Fortnite.
You’ll be able to pick up Virtual Desktop for Oculus Go and Gear VR this Thursday November 29th for $9.99. It’s developer is also considering support for Apple macOS, which I am personally looking forward to seeing!
For more information visit the Virtual Desktop homepage – https://www.vrdesktop.net