Instructions

To experience content in virtual reality you will need a headset like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, or Samsung Gear VR with a WebVR enabled browser like Firefox or Chrome. It’s often a good idea to use the latest version of these browsers to take advantage of the newest features like Firefox Nightly, Chrome Canary, or a Chromium build tuned for Web VR. See the below instructions for various settings you might have to set.

Desktop or Mobile 360° Viewing

Many WebVR sites allow the option for viewing content using the Desktop or Mobile device with a modern web browser without a headset. They often do this by providing a means for navigating in 360-degrees through panning, orbiting, and zooming with the cursor.

Chrome

  1. In the address bar, open chrome://flags#enable-webvr and enable WebVR.
  2. In the address bar, open chrome://flags#enable-gamepad-extensions and enable Gamepad Extensions.

Note: Even after doing this Chrome may not work yet on Oculus or Vive with all applications. If so, see Chromium instructions below.

Chromium

  1. Download Chromium with WebVR support from: https://webvr.info/get-chrome.
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Launch the chrome.exe file in the folder.
  4. In the address bar, open chrome://flags#enable-webvr and enable WebVR.
  5. In the address bar, open chrome://flags#enable-gamepad-extensions and enable Gamepad Extensions.
  6. Open the SteamVR application.

Chrome for Android

  1. Download Chrome (or Chrome Canary) on your Android
  2. In the address bar, open chrome://flags#enable-webvr and enable WebVR.

Firefox

Normal Firefox may not work yet with Oculus or Vive. If so, try Firefox Nightly. See below.

Oculus Rift

If you’re using the Oculus Rift for viewing WebVR you may initially get a screen saying you can’t view content from “Unknown Sources.” You will need to “Enable Unknown Sources” from the Oculus settings to fix this:

  1. Go to Oculus Application Settings > General Settings
  2. Turn on “Unknown Sources”
  3. Use Firefox or Chromium to view content.

Google Daydream & Cardboard

Google Daydream and Cardboard work by using a mobile device in conjunction with a headset.