Virtual Desktop was released in 2016 that lets you view your desktop computer and use it in VR. On 29th November, it was finally released on Gear VR and Oculus Go. A new version will be made available once Oculus Quest launches next year.
Users can connect their desktops with VR headsets via wifi or internet and use the controllers, as a replacement of traditional mouse, to navigate through apps. All in a matter of minutes, you can alternate between 4 different computer systems.
“The app is deadlocked natively on top of OpenGL and the Oculus Mobile SDK to maximize performance and reduce battery usage. Having access to your computer will allow you to watch movies without having to connect your headset with a USB cable, transferring files to it, and worrying about running out of space. You can watch movies from your private collection, Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service.”
~ Guy Gordin, Virtual Desktop Creator
However, there are a few limitations in mobile version that cannot be ignored. Virtual multiple monitor setup is negated because you cannot stream more than one monitors at a time, since neither Gear VR or Oculus Go has GPU that cannot render more than one monitors at high quality.
Regardless, Virtual Desktop is one of the most anticipated applications to be launched on Oculus Go. Now, with an app that supports low latency, high quality and reliable desktop streaming, you can merge the power of mobile VR and your PC.