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Ricoh Theta V connects wirelessly with Playstation VR and Oculus Go

Ricoh Theta V can now connect to Oculus Go or Playstation VR
Ricoh Theta V can now connect to Oculus Go or Playstation VR

You can now view your Ricoh Theta V (reviewed here) 360 photos and videos wirelessly in VR using a Playstation VR (reviewed here) or Oculus Go (reviewed here).  The new VR viewing capability was made possible with a new Theta V plugin called VR Media Connection.  This feature could come handy not just for sharing your photos and videos more quickly, but could also be useful for virtual tours.

Get the plugin here.  You can install it with the desktop app.  After installing the plugin, there are two ways to use the plugin: the AP mode and the Client mode.  For Oculus Go, you can use either mode.  For Playstation VR, you need to use the Client mode.

AP mode connection
AP mode connection

For AP mode, you simply connect your Oculus Go to the Theta V’s wireless signal the same way you would a wireless network.  Remember that the default password is the serial number of the Theta V printed on its base, including the leading zeroes.   Once connected, activate the plugin by holding down the mode button for 2 seconds until the Theta’s LED light turns white.  Theta V’s photos and videos will appear in the Oculus Go’s Gallery app.

Client mode connection
Client mode connection

For Client mode, the Theta V and the VR headset must be connected to the same wireless network, such as your home network.  To connect the Theta V to a wireless network, use the Theta app.  After both the Theta V and VR headset are connected to the network, activate the plugin by holding down the mode button for 2 seconds until the Theta’s LED light turns white.  Theta V’s photos and videos will appear in the Playstation VR’s Media Player app, or the Oculus Go’s Gallery app, as the case may be.

Thanks to Theta Unofficial Guide for sharing the news!

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