Do you want to watch your 3D movies on the Oculus Quest 2? We are here to help you.
One of the most amazing things about VR headsets that nobody talks about is the unusual experience of watching movies. VR headsets will make you merge into a movie, especially, it is in 3D, then you really feel like you are in the film.
So the real question is, how do you do that?
Oculus Quest 2 headsets can get used via local storage or different streaming services, including Big screen, FandangoNOW, and others. Therefore let us review all of them separately.
BigScreen – Simplest Way to Watch 3D Movies on Quest
Talk about a VR movie theater where you can chill with your loved ones with a virtual movie on a big screen? that’s what BigScreen is all about.
BigScreen is one of the most accessible and easiest ways to watch 3D movies on oculus quest 2.
Here is how it works, 4 movies (Including 3D movies) are usually released every Friday which are available for selection based on your preference. BigScreen offers both public and private movie sessions, and you can invite your loved ones for the latter as long as they have their tickets handy.
However, you have to buy a ticket to see a movie on BigScreen. The ticket which is usually valid for up to 48 hours typically costs 3 to 5 dollars.
BigScreen also offers you the opportunity of renting movies with maximum playback control, the offer also lasts for a 48 hours duration with a price tag of 3.99 dollars.
You can check out the official website of BigScreen for more information.
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FandangoNOW creates another avenue to watch 3D movies at home. The virtual video store that has its base in the US allows you to rent movies for a stipulated period or buy them at a cheaper rate. You are also allowed to download your purchased title and watch it offline.
With FandangoNOW, you can watch television shows and up to 10,000 multiple movies.
However, unlike BigScreen, FandangoNOW has a smaller virtual screen which may reduce its immersion. Also, 3D titles only form a small part of the movie selection with a little over 100 titles.
For more immersion, you can access FandangoNOW directly via a browser and stream its video content to your headset or download the title and watch it on local platforms like Skybox VR player or Pigasus VR media player.
If you are looking for how to watch 3D movies on oculus quest 2, you might want to check out Netflix. Netflix is a popular streaming service that fortunately has an application for oculus quest.
Via the Oculus Store, you can download the Netflix application for free and watch it with a large screen that allows you to search through Netflix content and play them from your zone.
The downside is that the video streaming quality is a little low, hence the images on the screen might not be super sharp but it would be just clear enough for you to watch your movie. You cannot also watch Netflix with a large number of people.
YouTube has a compilation of interesting 3D movies and TV shows that you would enjoy, especially if you already have a specific movie in mind.
However, if you are the type that loves watching movies with your loved ones, you might find it a little boring as you can only use YouTube alone. Also, another downside is that there is little or no room for modifying your viewing conditions.
To watch movies on Oculus quest via YouTube, firstly download the YouTube application on your headset, and log in to access your account.
Through the film tab, you can then scan through the movies and TV shows available for purchase or rent via the menu on the app.
You can only rent or buy content on YouTube via your PC or mobile phone so that you can watch it in the YouTube app via your headset.
Blu-ray 3D Movies
Blu-ray has a large collection of 3D movie titles available for purchase from platforms like Amazon.
Not all 3D players are compatible with Blu-ray discs, hence, you have to get a Blu-ray player that is 3D compatible for an extra cost which not many want to pay.
For those who are willing to go all the way, there are two ways through which you can watch 3D Blu-ray content on your Oculus Quest headset.
You can either play 3D movies with your PC and stream the content to your headset or create a digital copy of the Blu-ray disc. Let’s take it one after the other.
If you want to use the first option, you would need to download local video players like VLC on your PC. You can even use BigScreen or a virtual desktop to mirror the movie player to your VR headset.
There are 2 modes in the settings which include Side-by-side (SBS) and Over-under (OU). Ensure that you select the correct mode depending on your movie file for seamless streaming.
The second option is creating a digital copy of the Blu-ray disc which is otherwise known as ripping. Ripping creates a normal movie file that you can play from your mobile devices or PC. You can also use the Skybox VR player or Virtual desktop to play ripped movies and transfer the content on your PC screen to your headset.
We must emphasize that there are other direct ways of streaming 3D movies on your Oculus quest which may put you in trouble as they are against the law in most countries, hence we won’t be putting out their details here. However, we have outlined the legal and recognized ways of watching 3D movies for the oculus quest.