Virtual Reality Streaming Services

Streaming services are a huge part of how we use technology today. Many of us have given up cable TV in favor of the world of options available through streaming services. There’s also a niche of video game streaming celebrities who have made their fortunes by starting their own streaming channels and entertaining fans worldwide with broadcasts of their gameplay and commentary. Virtual reality headsets aren’t sitting out the streaming action: There are a lot of options when choosing a VR streaming service.

VR Streaming Services

Stream Video Games for an Audience

You might be the next streaming star! Hook up to a VR game streaming service and find out. Oculus, PlayStation, and Vive headsets can all be used to stream with popular services that can attract a huge audience. Gamers get fans by revealing tips and tricks, showing off their skills, or making their play sessions funny while building a community of followers. Some of the most popular services to stream games on are:

  • Twitch
  • YouTube VR
  • Discord
  • Air Light VR
  • Streamlabs

Hop onto any of these platforms to stream your games or to watch others streaming VR games. Most of these platforms have chat services in either text or voice form to interact with the streamer.

Looking for someone to watch? Some of the most popular VR streamers include:

  • Zimtok5: This streamer and his wife have created a passionate community of Oculus enthusiasts who often get together for multiplayer gaming sessions.
  • CyborgAngel: This streamer and his wife have created a passionate community of Oculus enthusiasts who often get together for multiplayer gaming sessions.
  • Pokelawls: This extremely popular streamer plays games across platforms in a lot of different genres, but he’s done some very popular VR streams and made some instructional videos about how to stream VR on Twitch.
  • Roflgator: You’ll find primarily fun role-playing in VRChat here, though he does mix in some gameplay streams.

Streaming Games on Your Oculus Headset

Oculus headsets are becoming more versatile than ever thanks to game streaming apps. It’s possible to access your gaming PC from your Oculus headset, which gives you access to any games in your Steam library. Steam has a huge selection of VR games from big studios and indie developers alike, expanding the number of choices for users of Oculus headsets like the Quest 2. Other apps to connect headsets to broader gamer choices are in development.

Stream TV on a VR Headset

There are plenty of VR streaming service options for people who aren’t big gamers, too. Many of your favorite TV streaming options are available in VR, so you can experience your favorite shows and movies in a whole new way on your VR headset. Popular services available in VR include:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Prime Video
  • ESPN
  • Vudu
  • Pluto TV

There are sure to be many more exciting streaming services coming in the future as more and more services make the leap to VR. There are also some exciting game-streaming apps in development that will let users have access to Steam games and other cloud-based games remotely without a PC. One highly anticipated service in development is¬†PlutoSphere. PlutoSphere aims to create an open ecosystem on VR headsets where streamers can connect to the Internet and have access to PC games without owning high-powered hardware. The app is currently preparing for beta testers, but it has a lot of promise. As with all things VR, it’s exciting to think about what the future might hold.