Plex VR adds support for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus

The Plex VR app lets you watch in a virtual drive-in. (Plex)

Plex is widening the device compatibility for its virtual reality app by adding support for both Samsung Gear VR about two months after launch.

“With so many healthy ecosystems springing up around VR, each with its own strengths, it’s probably safe to say VR is here to stay. Of course we haven’t forgotten our roots, and we’re always working to improve our Daydream experience, too. We really appreciate all the great feedback on the app,” Plex wrote in a blog post.

The company said it’s working on adding the watch together feature including voice chat for the Gear VR and expects to have it ready within a few weeks.

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Plex originally launched its virtual reality viewing app in January. It gives users the ability to watch media in virtual environments. But for Plex Pass subscribers, the new app allows them to watch in a virtual drive-in movie theater and allows them to co-watch in real-time with up to four Plex users, as well as to talk with them via voice chat.

Plex said that co-watching users show up as avatars and that head positions are updated in real-time, so everyone knows what everyone’s looking at.

This article has been corrected to show that only Gear VR support was added, and not support for Oculus headsets.

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