Fast & simple 360° playback

User controlled playback of 360° video content

Look & Play

No buttons to press. Just look and play. Multiple videos in a branded environment. Save on time, staff and money.

Use Cases

Events

Presentations

Trade Shows

Activations

Events

Presentations

Trade Shows

Activations

Features

All features for a fast and easy 360° playback

User-friendly

Look&Play offers a kiosk mode experience with no menus or buttons to press on. To start playing a 360° video you simply look at an icon for a few seconds. Once the 360° video finishes you automatically return to the waiting room.

Platform

Look&Play is compatible with the Oculus GO, Rift & Quest, Pico VR, and Android. Android users can download directly from the Google Play Store.

Upload 360° content

Upload 360° content to the Look&Play app on your device using our preloader. Add audio and experience an easy 360° playback.

We support:
– Stereoscopic & monoscopic 360° video
– Stereoscopic & monoscopic photos
– Equi-Angular (EAC) VR video
– Recommended resolution: 3840 x 1920 px
– Spatial (.tbe) & stereo audio

Custom branding

Create a branded experience by adding a 360° background of your choice as well as icons for your 360° videos. You can also add a company logo above the playlist.

Optional Kiosk Mode

We offer an free Kiosk Mode for Look&Play and a paid Kiosk Mode for VR apps.  This way your device automatically starts the app when powering on and users can’t exit.

User-friendly

Look&Play offers a kiosk mode experience with no menus or buttons to press on. To start playing a 360° video you simply look at an icon for a few seconds. Once the 360° video finishes you automatically return to the waiting room.

Platform

Look&Play is compatible for the Oculus Go & Quest, PicoVR and Android devices. Install the Look&Play app on your VR headset using our redeem code. For Android devices you can download the app via the Play store.

Upload 360° content

Upload multiple 360° videos to the Look&Play app on your device using our preloader. Add audio and experience an easy 360° playback.

Custom branding

Create a branded experience by adding a 360° background of your choice as well as icons for your 360° videos.

Pricing

Pay per time period. Includes a free Kiosk mode for Oculus GO & PICO where the device automatically starts Look&Play when powered on.

1 WEEK + FREE KIOSK MODE

5

Per device

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1 WEEK + FREE KIOSK MODE

20

Per device

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LIFETIME + YOUR VR APP

145

Lifetime (L&P not included)

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1 WEEK

5

Per device

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1 MONTH

20

Per device

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1 YEAR

80

Per device

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CUSTOMENTERPRIZEEDITION

Specific requirements?
Please let us know and
we’ll provide a custom quote
based on your needs.

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How it works

License

Purchase a license

Welcome

Receive a welcome
email and find the
redeem & license code

Install & preload content

Download Look&Play
and upload your 360° content

Ready to go

Start Look&Play and
view 360° content by
simply looking at an icon

Don't take our word for it.

“ An ideal solution for
our training program. Look&Play
is extremely user-friendly and
works great every time.”

Michael Stomphorst
Clever, The Netherlands

“ The visitors of our fair enjoyed
the video and everything went great thanks to Look&Play. ”

Claire Doorschodt
KH Engineering, The Netherlands

“ Everything went well
during the press conference.
Everyone could experience the
360 video without help. ”

Barone Marcello
Velvet Creative, Italia

“ Works perfectly for our
open days to show 360 content.
People can help themselves without instruction. ”

Gert Mallegrom
Inholland, The Netherlands

Want to show 360° content without any problems?

Contact us for more information.

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FAQ

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Supported Platforms

Which platforms are supported?

Look&Play is compatible with the Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Google Daydream, PICOVR and Android devices.

What are the minimum requirements of my Android smartphone?

A general rule of thumb is that your smartphone needs to have a gyroscope and enough computing power to play a VR video. You can check if your phone has a gyroscope on: https://www.gsmarena.com/. Furthermore, you can check if your phone can play VR video by opening a 360° on YouTube or on your smartphone.

Does Look&Play work on the Oculus Go?

Yes, it does.

Content

Does Look&Play support 4K resolution?

Yes, Look&Play supports monoscopic and stereoscopic video up to 4K.

{:en}What type of content is supported?

{:en}Look&Play supports: – Monoscopic 360° video – Stereoscopic 360° video – Spatial audio – 360° photo for a branded waiting room Video specifications: Codec: H265 or H264 .mp4 file Resolution: 3840×1920 FPS: 30 Max bitrate: 16 mb/s Audio: Stereo aac audio or .tbe Branding specifications: Codec JPFG, PNG Resolution background: 3480×1920 Resolution icons: 512×512

How many pieces of content can I load onto my device?

You can upload an unlimited amount of 360° videos. Do note that you can add a maximum of 20 video files per each folder. The total amount is only restricted by your device capacity.

What are the recommended specifications for a 360° video?

Codec: H265 or H264 Resolution: 3840×1920 FPS: 30 Max bitrate: 16 mb/s Audio: Stereo aac audio or .tbe

What are the recommended specifications of a 360° background?

Codec JPG, PNG Resolution: 3840×1920

{:en}What are the recommended specifications for the icons?

{:en}Codex PNG Resolution: 512×512 We strongly recommend to use square Icons.


Do you support spatial audio?

Yes, we support Two Big Ear (.tbe) files.

Do you support stereoscopic 360 video?

Yes, we support stereoscopic TB and LR, as well as monoscopic files.

Is it possible to play 2D videos?

You can make an edit of the video that contains a 2D video screen which displays your video. Look&Play originally broadcasts 360° videos on VR headsets.

What kind of audio is supported?

We support standard stereo audio as well as spatial audio in the form of Two Big Ears (.tbe)

Kiosk mode for VR headsets

Kiosk mode for VR headsets

Have you ever wanted to show a customer or a friend a cool 360 video or an app to sell your product? Only to discover this person switched apps while your weren’t paying attention? With the Kiosk mode for VR headsets you will take control of the Virtual Reality experience, while delivering your customers and friends with the experience you want them to experience. What is Kiosk mode, why use it and how can you activate this option for your Virtual Reality headset? All these questions will be answered in this article!

What is VR Kiosk mode?

If you want to show a presentation on a computer device like a computer, tablet or a Virtual Reality headset, the system will not be protected from user interaction. On a TV screen in a waiting room this is not an issue, but when a device is used with build-in interactive features this could pose a problem. With the Kiosk mode option some or all interactive features are disabled for the end user. This allows you to show an application without the possibility to switch apps or return to the home screen.

Why use a VR Kiosk mode for VR headsets?

On one hand the interactive possibilities of VR headsets are the main attraction, on the other hand it can pose a problem if you hand the VR glasses over to a potential customer. With a Virtual Reality headset in particular you lose control over the presentation at the moment the user puts on the headset. One wrong button press and the client will see the home screen or a completely different app. This will take the user out of the experience, and it can cost you precious time while a que of potential customers keeps growing longer.

How to activate advanced features on your Virtual Reality headset

Most VR glasses are created for end users or professionals, and not for promotional activities. They operate using a central interface or app launcher with easy access to all features of the headset. Restricting buttons and features is usually not a standard option. But there are several solutions to force the system in a locked off mode for presentation purposes. Here are the three most often used methods:

  1. A developer mode is activated allowing the user to configure custom settings including a Kiosk VR mode for VR headsets.
  2. The original startup sequence of the device is replaced with an alternative program.
  3. After booting the device a third-party app is installed onto the device allowing the owner to set custom options.

Note that most manufacturers of Virtual Reality devices do not actively support a VR Kiosk mode for VR headsets. At the moment of writing both Pico and Lenovo officially allow this option, Oculus and HTC do not. And even the brands that support this use of their products often make it a cumbersome task to change the original software. It can’t be compared to the straightforward accessibility options that you will find in PC’s and tablet computers.

The keyword is Android

Most if not all standalone consumer VR headsets use the Android operating system as the backbone of their devices. They usually add an additional layer, like the Oculus Home interface as used on the Gear VR and the Oculus Go. Android does support restrictions on interaction, by tapping directly into this operating system it is possible to run the headset in Kiosk mode. Developers can enter ‘developer mode’ and access all available features of the system, for instance locking the device to one app, or limiting the use of the hardware buttons on the headset and the controller.

How to bypass the Kiosk mode?

You can now lock the system, but how can you exit this feature? That depends on the method used and the specific device. It could be a hard reboot or a special sequence of keypresses. This also depends on the developer that has bypassed the standard interface. It’s not the intention to render the VR glasses unusable for regular use, it’s just a temporary state that can be reversed. There are standard applications that allow anyone to install a hack, no technical expertise required. But that could backfire and void the warranty on the device. Not all manufacturers support this tampering, they can update the firmware to block these unauthorized hacks, and potentially ‘brick’ the headset in the process. It’s therefore recommended to contact a knowledgeable software developer to assist you.

Is it worth it?

If you use VR headsets in a professional environment, and in particular for presentations or a point-of-sale setup then yes, it will be definitely worth it. The setup process will vary from very easy to quite complicated, but once the Kiosk mode is activated you will quickly reap the benefits. In most cases the device can be reversed to the factory settings, so the risk of voiding the warranty is limited. Do contact a specialized company to make sure you don’t break any rules or damage your equipment. The additional features after ‘hacking’ may vary depending on the method used and the expertise of the user.

Software features

Is it possible to load multiple 360° videos into my device?

Yes. You can upload an unlimited amount of 360° videos. Do note that you can add a maximum of 20 video files per each folder. The total amount is only restricted by your device capacity.

Is it possible to add spatial audio to my 360° video?

Yes, this is possible.

How do I start a 360° video?

Once you start the Look&Play app you will be in a virtual waiting room. Here you can choose to start a 360° video by looking at the icon for a few seconds. Once the 360° finishes you will automatically return to the waiting room.

Where can I download the Look&Play app?

For the Oculus Go you can only download the app using the redeem code you will receive from us once you bought your license. For your Android device and for the Pico you can download the app in the Play Store, this is a cardboard version. You need the license code to be able to start using the Look&Play app.

Support

How does the redeem code work?

In order to download the Look&Play app on your Oculus Go you need a redeem code. To use the Look&Play software you need a license code. You will receive these once you have purchased Look&PLay. More info can be found in the guide. You can download it here.

Is there a guide available?

Yes, we have made a guide that explains how to install the Look&play app, how you can prepare your content and how to load it on your device. You can download it here.

Is there a support page?

Yes, there is a support page. You can click here to go to the page.

How can I contact your support team?

Please send an email to sales@lookandplay.io or you can call us on: +31 30 71 16 158

Purchasing and licenses

Can I order a license for a certain date?

Yes, you can. When purchasing a license you can fill in your requested starting date.

How can I pay for my license?

You can pay via bank transfer, PayPal, Credit card, Bancontact, Sofort, Multibanco, Przel, ewy24, EPS, iDeal & Giropay.

I want to resell Look&Play, is this possible?

We offer special discounts for resellers and partners. Please contact sales@lookandplay.io for more information.

Is it possible to get a license of the software for one week?

Yes, this is possible. Costs per week are: € 5-. per device. Total costs would depend on the amount of devices you would like to use.

What is Look&Play’s pricing model?

Look&Play works with flexible pricing. The price depends on the amount of devices and time used. You can find more information on the pricing page.

Is it possible to end the license earlier and get money back?

No, it is not possible to end a license earlier than planned.

Is it possible to lower the amount of devices during a year license?

Yes, this is possible. Send an email to sales@lookandplay.io to lower the amount of devices.

How does the purchase process work?

As soon as you place an order or send an email to sales@lookandplay.io, you will receive a welcome email. In this email we will provide you with the redeem code and license code. You need these to install the Look&Play app and to be able to use it.

How do I extend my license?

Order a new license on the website or send an email to sales@lookandplay.io. After your order, you will receive an automatic email with a new license code. You can use this code to continue using Look&Play.

Kiosk Mode

Kiosk mode for VR headsets

Kiosk mode for VR headsets

Have you ever wanted to show a customer or a friend a cool 360 video or an app to sell your product? Only to discover this person switched apps while your weren’t paying attention? With the Kiosk mode for VR headsets you will take control of the Virtual Reality experience, while delivering your customers and friends with the experience you want them to experience. What is Kiosk mode, why use it and how can you activate this option for your Virtual Reality headset? All these questions will be answered in this article!

What is VR Kiosk mode?

If you want to show a presentation on a computer device like a computer, tablet or a Virtual Reality headset, the system will not be protected from user interaction. On a TV screen in a waiting room this is not an issue, but when a device is used with build-in interactive features this could pose a problem. With the Kiosk mode option some or all interactive features are disabled for the end user. This allows you to show an application without the possibility to switch apps or return to the home screen.

Why use a VR Kiosk mode for VR headsets?

On one hand the interactive possibilities of VR headsets are the main attraction, on the other hand it can pose a problem if you hand the VR glasses over to a potential customer. With a Virtual Reality headset in particular you lose control over the presentation at the moment the user puts on the headset. One wrong button press and the client will see the home screen or a completely different app. This will take the user out of the experience, and it can cost you precious time while a que of potential customers keeps growing longer.

How to activate advanced features on your Virtual Reality headset

Most VR glasses are created for end users or professionals, and not for promotional activities. They operate using a central interface or app launcher with easy access to all features of the headset. Restricting buttons and features is usually not a standard option. But there are several solutions to force the system in a locked off mode for presentation purposes. Here are the three most often used methods:

  1. A developer mode is activated allowing the user to configure custom settings including a Kiosk VR mode for VR headsets.
  2. The original startup sequence of the device is replaced with an alternative program.
  3. After booting the device a third-party app is installed onto the device allowing the owner to set custom options.

Note that most manufacturers of Virtual Reality devices do not actively support a VR Kiosk mode for VR headsets. At the moment of writing both Pico and Lenovo officially allow this option, Oculus and HTC do not. And even the brands that support this use of their products often make it a cumbersome task to change the original software. It can’t be compared to the straightforward accessibility options that you will find in PC’s and tablet computers.

The keyword is Android

Most if not all standalone consumer VR headsets use the Android operating system as the backbone of their devices. They usually add an additional layer, like the Oculus Home interface as used on the Gear VR and the Oculus Go. Android does support restrictions on interaction, by tapping directly into this operating system it is possible to run the headset in Kiosk mode. Developers can enter ‘developer mode’ and access all available features of the system, for instance locking the device to one app, or limiting the use of the hardware buttons on the headset and the controller.

How to bypass the Kiosk mode?

You can now lock the system, but how can you exit this feature? That depends on the method used and the specific device. It could be a hard reboot or a special sequence of keypresses. This also depends on the developer that has bypassed the standard interface. It’s not the intention to render the VR glasses unusable for regular use, it’s just a temporary state that can be reversed. There are standard applications that allow anyone to install a hack, no technical expertise required. But that could backfire and void the warranty on the device. Not all manufacturers support this tampering, they can update the firmware to block these unauthorized hacks, and potentially ‘brick’ the headset in the process. It’s therefore recommended to contact a knowledgeable software developer to assist you.

Is it worth it?

If you use VR headsets in a professional environment, and in particular for presentations or a point-of-sale setup then yes, it will be definitely worth it. The setup process will vary from very easy to quite complicated, but once the Kiosk mode is activated you will quickly reap the benefits. In most cases the device can be reversed to the factory settings, so the risk of voiding the warranty is limited. Do contact a specialized company to make sure you don’t break any rules or damage your equipment. The additional features after ‘hacking’ may vary depending on the method used and the expertise of the user.

For which devices is Kiosk Mode available?

Kiosk Mode is available for Oculus GO, Oculus Quest & PICO headsets.

What does the Kiosk Mode cost?

Kiosk Mode is free for the Look&Play app. If you would like to use it for your own VR App the costs are 145 Euros for a lifetime license.

Does Kiosk Mode disable the calibration needed to recenter the Oculus GO?

No, sadly there is no way to bypass this. Every time the Oculus GO is removed it needs to recenter when it’s put on again.

Where can i download Kiosk Mode for Oculus GO & PICO

You can find the download links and instructions here: https://lookandplay.io/download/

How to activate Kiosk Mode on the Oculus Go

The Oculus Go is widely regarded as the first consumer headset that is suitable for general use. VR headsets for PC like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive require some technical expertise and are more expensive, and simple smartphone cradles like the Gear VR and the Google Cardboard require separate hardware to function.

The user friendly approach of the Go makes it a great solution for presentations, events and commercial use. Unfortunately the standard interface does not allow a professional user to limit the functionality to a particular app or video. Is it possible to use this VR headset in Kiosk Mode?

Why use Kiosk Mode?

Every business user that has ever handed an electronic device over to a customer knows how important a Kiosk Mode is for commercial use. If you show a video on a tablet you don’t want the user to switch apps, if you show an interactive PowerPoint presentation on a laptop you don’t want the user to format the hard drive by mistake. It’s pretty straightforward to turn off interactive features on these devices, making them ideal for commercial presentations and Point of Sale exhibitions.

Oculus Go for presentations

VR headsets are interactive by definition. Even a passive 360 video requires the viewer to physically wear the device. This poses a problem for business use, in particular during a crowded event without a direct view on the screen.

A simple Kiosk Mode for Oculus GO that allows the exhibitor to limit the interactions makes the process much easier and more reliable. For instance; booting the device on a single app or playing a looping video. The Oculus Go is a portable and wireless device that would be perfect for commercial applications … in theory at least.

Activating the Kiosk mode

The Oculus Home screen is basically a skin layered on top of an Android operating system. This OS is pretty easy to alter for custom use, that’s why so many manufacturers use Google Android to run on their mobile devices. It is already possible to ‘sideload’ apps on the Go, but those apps still run within the standard interface.

By using a special piece of software, the standard boot sequence can be circumvented and replaced with an alternate application. This allows the Go to run in Kiosk Mode. You could compare it to a sandbox that allows the user to ‘play’ freely, using safe borders that you can define. Perhaps you want to show a 360 video, or you might want to disable the buttons on the device.