Today Oculus announced something exciting for the Samsung Gear VR.
This is that the Samsung Gear VR now supports Google Chromecast, allowing you to stream virtual reality experiences to your TV wirelessly.
You can do this by clicking the new cast button in the new version of the Oculus mobile app.
While this doesn’t seem particularly useful given that you already have a screen on your face, it actually means that you can watch what other people are doing behind that headset, without having to plug in any cables.
Sadly, the people watching won’t be able to interact with the virtual reality content, and it won’t be in 360-degrees on their end, however, it does make it better when in a group.
You could do this for some time on tethered headsets, however, it’s the first time that we have seen it on a mobile VR device.
Oculus says that it is the only headset to officially support Chromecast right now.
That is kinda true, however, Google will be bringing it to Daydream VR later this year.