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GoPro VR Mobile - User Manual



Foreword


GoPro VR for Android and iOS is a free 360 video player app rendering spherical videos with pixel-precise projection.
Watch stunning 360-degree videos on your smartphone: turn at 360 degrees (gyroscope support), zoom in and out, look at what is taking place in the whole scene.
If you own a VR headset, split the screen to VR mode, slide your smartphone in it and get the ultimate immersion!
Stream your own videos or public 360-degree videos stored for free on the GoPro VR platform or your own videos stored on your smartphone (see below).


Installation


To install the app, launch Play Store or App Store and click on the install button.


Compatibility


Any Android device running Android 4.1 and later.
Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device running iOS 9.0 and later.
See the FAQ for more information about the minimum requirements


Media compatibility


GoPro VR is able to play any video that your device natively supports. Video format, resolution and bit rate depends on device model. Safe choice is h.264 encoded 1280x720 at 30 FPS (level 3.1). Most modern high-end devices play h.264 encoded 1920x1080 30 FPS video (level 4.1). Latest high-end models reach 4k resolution 3840x2160 at 30 FPS (level 5.1).
It can render up to 60 fps on the latest devices.



Interface


Landing page

You can directly play public videos by browsing the different topics

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Daily life
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Experimental
  • Fashion
  • Flying
  • Landscape
  • Motor sport
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Street
  • Underwater


You can access this page by choosing Explore from the left menu (see below):
MainMenu



Menus



Search menu

Search menu:

You can see here the most popular searches.
Select the magnifying glass icon to enter your search syntax:

  • A simple word will be searched for in the video titles and descriptions
  • A minimum of 2 characters per word
  • # for hashtags (example: #paris)
  • & for categories (example: &Sport)
  • All the terms can be used in a search (example: Notre Dame &Sport #paris or even "New York" city)