5 Use cases for VR & 360 video Kiosk mode

VR Kiosk mode provides the user with a controlled environment in which they can view virtual reality content. It basically adds a layer to the regular interface with limited interactive possibilities. This is often used by companies as a user friendly point-of-sale tool. Here are five use cases for VR Kiosk mode to illustrate the various possibilities.

1. Theatrix museum theatre

Just because a museum exhibits historically significant objects, doesn’t mean the museum itself has to be a relic of times past. Theatrix has developed then Wave VR glasses that allow visitors to view a number of 360 degree videos. With the addition of the VR Sync software it’s even possible for multiple viewers to view the same content.

By adding a Kiosk mode to the VR headset the user can select from several videos without the need for outside assistance. This creates a more interactive experience for the visitor, and it doesn’t require constant supervision from the museum staff.

2. Philips Hue smart light room

In order to grab the attention of millennials, retail stores have to provide innovative experiences that can’t be duplicated online. Take Philips Hue smart lights for example. How can the customer try different setups in a room? Or compare the same lighting scheme in a small loft apartment and a large living room?

If you visit your local electronics retailer such a MediaMarkt you can take a VR app in Kiosk mode on a Oculus GO and look around in different locations without the need for a large demo station. Seeing is believing, with a VR headset using easy to use Kiosk software the customer can try the product before buying.

3. Explore California with Visit Mammoth

How can a tour operator sell holidays at a tourism event? By using blow-up palm trees and mix sweet cocktails, or by installing a sand pit and claiming the sand comes from the desert in Egypt? Visit Mammoth took a different route and filmed several interesting locations in California with 360 cameras.

The result is a selection of impressive virtual tours. This tactic works for every tour operator and every destination. Just use a VR headset in Kiosk mode and let the customer choose a destination. The client is beamed to the location like magic, just by gazing at a thumbnail photo.

4. ABN AMRO inspires talent with talent

When you watch a professional athlete perform a truly amazing physical feat it often seems effortless. That’s because we don’t witness the years of practice that come before this particular performance.

Dutch banking organisation ABN AMRO wanted to show the effort behind the performance and commissioned VR Owl to produce several videos showcasing world renowned experts in their particular field.

In the VR presentation the viewer can take a dive with swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband or tickle the ivories with the brothers Jussen. In VR Kiosk mode it’s easy to select a particular video that appeals to the individual visitor.

5. Real estate virtual tours

Selling an apartment in Sydney, Australia from a real estate office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is difficult. So is selling a luxury home that hasn’t been built yet. Virtual reality solves both problems with 360 video presentations showing the location to prospective buyers.

Just hand the 360 video Kiosk Mode over to the client, let them select a video by using a Kiosk app and let them experience their dream location in a fully immersive 360 video. Cross time and space with virtual reality tours for real estate.

Kiosk Mode added for Look&Play

We’ve updated Look&Play with a much requested feature; Kiosk Mode. This enables even easier showing of your VR & 360 content.

How does Kiosk Mode work?

When enabled your VR device automatically starts up the selected app; Look&Play or your own app. Users can’t exit the application or go into the menus of the VR Device. After a few seconds they are automatically returned to the app.a

How can i enable Kiosk Mode?

For Look&Play simply download the zip file from the website and unzip it. Connect your device and install using the one click installation file. Enabling Kiosk Mode for your own VR app requires one extra step where you place a text file with your app’s Bundle ID. Detailed instructions can be found here.

For which devices does Kiosk Mode work?

The Kiosk mode is available for VR device such as the Oculus GO & PICO devices. The solution works with any VR App from which you can obtain a Bundle ID.

What are the costs of Kiosk Mode?

For users of Look&Play this is completely free. If you want to enable Kiosk mode for your own VR App there is one time fee of 145 euros

Why VR Kiosk mode is such a great tool for retail

Why would anyone limit the possibilities of virtual reality? Now that VR technology has become a viable solution for a wide audience, there are companies that are asking for a way to restrict usage of these devices.

Kiosk mode is a ‘secret’ within the virtual reality industry that companies such as Oculus rather not mention. Fortunately some smart software and a little bit of technical know-how opens the door for retailers to use a VR headset in a completely new way. Let’s explore why Kiosk Mode is such a great tool for retail.

More possibilities by adding limitations

Kiosk mode is not new, it’s often used to turn a standard PC or laptop into an interactive display that customers can use without additional assistance. It’s a way to set boundaries, for instance a restaurant menu that allows customers to make a selection without the assistance of a waiter. In VR this feature is great because it can be difficult to guide someone through the software while wearing a headset.

Companies like Oculus and HTC seem to focus on the end user, and forget the retail market. By hacking the software you can use Kiosk mode on a VR headset such as the Oculus Go, although it takes some technical expertise for a proper setup. Competitor Pico offers Kiosk mode as a standard feature, although it still requires some additional set-up.

But why use Kiosk mode for VR apps? Here are three advantages for the retail sector:

Self serve stations for VR

Allowing the customer to scan items, choose products from a menu or use a self-checkout saves precious time and money. Not only that, you provide your customers with more agency.

The customer feels in charge which makes it much easier to sell a product or service. Just place an attractive kiosk mode for 360 video in a store equipped with VR headsets (and a security system) and let customers explore the selection by themselves. After the presentation has completed the salesperson can step in and work their magic.

Watch high definition video offline

It’s easy to watch any video in streaming format nowadays. Both WiFi, 4G en 5G offer plenty of speed for an uninterrupted 4K HD viewing experience. At least in theory, in a crowded store or another venue where the wireless connection is not completely reliable, streaming video is not always the best solution.

For a Kiosk presentation it’s better to save the content to the device beforehand, this eliminates buffering glitches or additional wireless transfer costs. Modern VR headsets can display 4K resolution for a crystal clear presentation.

Limit the choices

A store can be overwhelming, there are just too many impressions to take in all information at once. This could result in lost sales, customers are unable to make a purchase decision due to an overload of stimulation. The VR space offers a controlled environment where audio and video is presented to each and every individual. By limiting the options while still providing the user with some interactive options you can guide each individual customer to a successful conversion.

The best possible options for kiosk mode for all VR headsets

The most requested virtual reality feature for professional use is “kiosk mode for virtual reality apps”. In this mode a closed-off environment is created that restricts the user to a single application or video without access to the full operating system. This simplifies the usage of VR headsets for both the end-user as for the representative.

Some brands offer a kiosk mode ‘out of the box’, but even then it can be difficult to set up. On this page we take the most common VR headsets used for presentations today and take you step-by-step in preparing the headset for presentations. They are all standalone mobile VR headsets that run without a PC. Keep in mind setting up the device can require a computer.

Kiosk mode for Oculus devices

Oculus (Meta) does not offer native support for a kiosk mode for its consumer headsets at the moment, but there are some workarounds that could work. Unfortunately Oculus tends to release updates that could interfere with software hacks that circumvent the standard system.


OculusGo KioskMode is a commercial software product with the exact purpose of turning the Oculus Go headset into a presentation device. It seems Facebook and the software developers play a game of cat and mouse by updating their firmware and hack respectively. There are other software based options but this would require extensive knowledge of programming. A dedicated VR presentation company could provide a simple and elegant solution for corporate use.

How to setup Kiosk mode for Oculus

On the other hand, kiosk mode for Oculus Quest for business devices works with Oculus’ own device management software Oculus for Business. To activate kiosk mode on the Oculus Quest for business follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Oculus for Business account on your computer
  2. Select your device or the devices you want to activate the Kiosk Mode on
  3. Go to “Settings”
  4. Next to “Kiosk Mode” click on the pencil icon
  5. Select “On”
  6. Select your desired application
  7. Click on “Save”

Kiosk mode is now activated on your devices

Kiosk mode for Vive Focus

While the HTC Vive is the flagship virtual reality product, HTC also developed a standalone device called the Vive Focus. The advantage of this VR headset is the official support for a kiosk mode, the problem is the cumbersome setup to get this feature to work. Let’s run down the required steps:


First the Focus has to be registered to the Vive Enterprise Advantage program through their Enterprise portal. If you do not have an account you can create one using e-mail verification or an existing social media account. In the Vive Focus section you can Register New Devices. The serial number of the device has to be entered, then the activation code has to be entered and then the Focus headset can be registered.


That was the easy part, now comes the mandatory but fortunately one-time setup of the device. A Micro SD card is required. On the Kiosk Mode pagina in the Enterprise portal you can download the configuration. Follow all the required steps as indicated on the page, using a PC or laptop. The folder structure on the SD card is very important. After successful installing it will take the device a couple of minutes to restart and the kiosk mode will be enabled.

Now you can enter Settings > More Settings > Personal > Kiosk Mode on the device and select the apps you want to use in this mode. With more than one application selected there will be a selection menu visible. An optional pin code can be set. By selecting Enter Kiosk Mode (after pressing the power button) you can activate this mode. Exiting also works by pressing the power button.

Kiosk mode for Pico

The Pico G2 4K makes it easy to use kiosk mode and even offers two distinct settings. In Full Kiosk Mode you can launch an app, in Video Kiosk Mode you can launch a video. However, like the other systems, setting up the device is not as straightforward as you might expect. At the moment of writing the Video Kiosk Mode is not explained on the Pico website.


You will have to contact the company for more information, or ask you supplier. For the Full Kiosk Mode Pico offers an online guide to enable it. It does require the user to build a specific APK for Android, subsequently you will have to request a username and a password from Pico. They will send you a signed APK that you can sideload onto your device. In order to deactivate this function the APK can be uninstalled the same way.


Kiosk Mode is a very popular feature of VR headsets for business use, unfortunately the companies offering the hardware can make it difficult to set up your system for this purpose.

For the Pico Neo 2 and the Pico Neo 3 Pro, Pico decided on adding a native kiosk mode. The kiosk mode can be activated for any app that is installed on the device.  On both devices you need to activate the developer options first.

How to setup Kiosk mode for : Pico Neo 2

How to activate developer options:

  1. Open the settings menu
  2. Go to “General” and scroll down until you see the software version number
  3. Click on it repeatedly until the developer settings icon appears in the left menu


You can set the kiosk mode on the Pico Neo 2 by following the steps below:

  1. Open the settings menu
  2. Go to “Developer”
  3. Scroll down until you see “System” and click on it
  4. Select “User Configuration”
  5. Scroll down and select “Business Settings”
  6. Tab over to “Home Screen Settings”
  7. Select your desired application
  8. Restart the device


You can set the kiosk mode on the Pico Neo 3 Pro by following the steps below:

  1. Open the settings menu
  2. Go to “Developer”
  3. Click on “Industry settings”
  4. In the top menu click on “Launcher App (Kiosk Mode)
  5. Select your desired application
  6. Restart the device

From now on, the Neo 3 Pro will automatically launch the application when it is turned on.

The best way to show 360 videos with a VR headset

The best way to show 360 videos with a VR headset

Research has shown about a third of the time of VR usage is spend watching video. Both 360 panoramic video and flat, traditional video. That might not have been the virtual future many have predicted, however VR headsets have proven to be a fantastic medium to view immersive video in a virtual theatre.

If you want to present 360 video in a VR headset with Kiosk mode for both private and public use, there are several routes to take. Some require a bit more technical expertise than others. On this page we will examine the various options for viewing video content on a VR device.

Why use Kiosk Mode?

Different types of video

Although the main attraction is immersive panoramic video, there’s more to present than 360 video in a VR headset. Here are the different formats:

  • Regular flat video displayed as a rectangular screen.
  • Stereoscopic 3D video displayed as a rectangular screen.
  • 180 degree flat video displayed on a curved screen.
  • Stereoscopic 3D 180 degree video displayed on a curved screen.
  • 360 degree video displayed on a fully immersive screen.
  • Stereoscopic 3D 360 degree video displayed on a fully immersive screen.

All options can be viewed online or offline, streaming video can cause buffering issues due to a heavy data load.

Streaming video

One of the easiest ways to present 360 video on a VR headset is streaming video. There’s no need to download large files to the internal memory. Due to compression the quality can be reduced, but for pure convenience it could provide a solution.

  • Internet browser: Depending on the device the standard internet browser can be used to locate and stream video online, just like you would on a PC or laptop. It’s not the most user-friendly method but it does allow the user to experience online video on a large virtual screen.
  • YouTube: You can use the browser and navigate to YouTube, it’s also possible to install a custom app if available for the device. YouTube features both flat, 180 and 360 content that’s displayed on a virtual screen.
  • Netflix: The popular streaming service for serials and movies also offers an app for various virtual reality platforms. At the moment they do not offer 3D or 360 content so the immersion is not optimal, it does allow for a home theatre experience in every location.

Offline video

For all the convenience of streaming video there are also limitations such as higher compression, buffering on slow connections and of course the reliance on internet. At events or in a plane streaming 360 video might not be an option. Fortunately most (standalone) VR headsets offer a gallery app that allows for the playback of locally stored content.

Depending on the device content will be downloaded, copied from an SD card or transferred with or without a cable. Once stored in the internal memory (and located in a folder that can be accessed by the app) the videos can be played back with the need for an internet connection.

Check the device manual or app library to locate the photo / video gallery application. There are also alternative third-party viewing apps available with various features such as subtitles or advanced 3D settings.

Kiosk mode

With some headsets and also some technical expertise it’s possible to switch the device into ‘kiosk mode for virtual reality apps’ to limit the functionality of the system. This can be used for presentations in a professional environment, for instance if you want to show a commercial video to potential customers. There are numerous corporate applications for this mode, unfortunately most manufacturers do not offer this mode as a standard feature.

Virtual cinema

There are some video player apps available that allow the user to enter a virtual theater, even with specific seat assignment. By using the microphone the audience can interact, like in a regular cinema. For this feature to work the content should be accessed from a location that pushes the video to multiple devices without any lag or buffering, which is easier said than done.

Offline virtual cinema

Would you like to present 360 video in a VR headset during an event? That’s possible with the VR Sync software from Owl VR. This applications allows an unlimited number of VR devices to playback the same video file(s) controlled by one host. It’s an offline application to ensure perfect synchronization of the devices. It’s possible to create playlists and send individual messages from the host to one of the viewers.

As you can see virtual reality hardware is the ideal platform for watching high quality video content, both private and with an audience. There’s plenty of suitable hardware and software, although it could take some expertise to use it. Consult a specialized company to find out all possibilities.

How to activate Kiosk Mode on the Oculus Go


We’ve just released a kiosk mode for your own VR App and a kiosk mode for 360 video compatible with most VR devices including Oculus GO.

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 de 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?

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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.

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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.

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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 standaard 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.

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Look&Play Guide

Want to effortlessly  show 360° videos in VR? With the Look&Play software you can. Look&Play offers a  user-friendly, flawless experience for the user and the host. No physical interaction with the VR device is needed, choose which 360° video you want to see and you will automatically return to a waiting room once the video finishes.

This guide contains the following steps:

1. Devices
2. Licences
3. Installing the Look&Play app
3.1 Oculus GO & Quest
3.2 Samsung Gear VR
3.3 Android
4. Preparing content for preloading
5. Preloading content for Look&Play
6 .Using Look&Play

1. Devices

Look&Play is compatible for the Oculus Go & Quest, Samsung Gear VR and Android devices.

For the Gear Samsung VR you need one of these Samsung smartphones:

  • Galaxy Note9, S9, S9+
  • Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+
  • Galaxy S7, S7 edge
  • Galaxy Note5
  • Galaxy S6, S6+, S6 edge
  • Galaxy A8, A8+, A8 Star

For Android devices a general rule of thumb is that your device needs to have a gyroscope and enough computing power to play a VR video.

2. Licenses & redeem code

In order to download the Look&Play app on your Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR 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.

3. Installing the Look & Play app

Oculus GO & Quest

You need the redeem code to install the Look&Play app. To install the app on your Oculus Go or Oculus Quest follow these steps:

  1. Download the Oculus app on your smartphone. For the Oculus devices it does not matter which smartphone you use.
  2. Connect your smartphone with your Oculus Go.
  3. Go to the settings in the Oculus app and click on “Redeem code”.
  4. Fill in your redeem code and click on “send”.
  5. Put on your Oculus Go or Oculus Quest, go to “Library” and then “Not Installed”. You will see Look&Play here.
  6. Download Look&Play.
  7. Fill in your license code to start using Look&Play

Samsung Gear VR

If you use the Samsung Gear VR for the first time you first need to install the software. If it is not your first time using the Samsung Gear VR, skip to step 5.

  1. Connect your smartphone to the Samsung Gear VR using the USB connector.
  2. You will hear a voice prompt to disconnect the smartphone from the Samsung Gear VR to proceed the installation of the Samsung Gear VR software.
  3. Proceed the installation of the Samsung Gear VR software.
  4. The Oculus Gear VR app will be loaded on your smartphone.
  5. Go to the settings in the Oculus Gear VR app and click on “Redeem code”.
  6. Fill in your redeem code and click on “send”.
  7. In the ”Library” of your Oculus Gear VR  app go to “Uninstalled”. You will see Look&Play here.
  8. Download Look&Play.
  9. Fill in your license code to start using Look&Play.

Android Device

To install the Look&Play app on other Android devices follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Play store on your Android device.
  2. Search and install Look&Play.
  3. Fill in your license code to start using Look&Play.

4. Preparing content for preloading

Before you can preload your content in the Look&Play software take the following steps for all devices.

  1. Create a folder on your computer  called “VREvent”.
  2. Create another folder in “VREvent”. You can name this folder however you want.
  3. Insert the 360° videos you wish to use in this second folder. For the videos pay attention to the following details:
    1. The name of the video will be visible in Look&Play, so name your video properly: “VR Owl Video.mp4”. In Look&Play .mp4 will automatically be hidden.
    2. Names of the video cannot contain characters like #@% etc. You can use spaces and underscores _.
    3. You can use both stereoscopic and monoscopic videos.  For stereoscopic videos add “_TB” for top-bottom stereo and “_LR” for left-right stereo. For example, “VR Owl Video_TB.mp4”.  “_TB” will not be visible in Look&Play.
    4. To add spatial audio (.tbe), give the file the same name as the video for which you want to use the audio. For example, “VR Owl Video.mp4” and “VR Owl Video.tbe”.
    5. Recommended resolution for the 360° videos is 3840 x 1920.
  4. You can use icons for each 360° video. These icons will be visible once you are in the waiting room of Look&Play. To insert an icon for a 360° video give it the same name as the video for which you want to add an icon. For example, “VR Owl Video.mp4” and “VR Owl Video.png”.   We recommend using a PNG file for the icon. Insert these icons in the second folder you created.
  5. To make the waiting room match your preference, insert a 360° photo in the second folder. This photo needs to be named “background.jpg”. You can use a JPG or PNG file.

5. Preloading content for Look & Play

To install the content for Look&Play follow these steps for the Oculus Go & Quest:

  1. Connect your Oculus Go to your computer.
  2. Put on the Oculus Go and allow access.
  3. Go back to your computer and go to the folder of “This PC”
  4. Click on “VR-Headset”
  5. Click on the “Internal shared storage” folder
  6. Drag your “VREvent” folder in the “Internal shared storage” folder.
  7. Your content is now uploaded to your Oculus Go.


To install the content for your Samsung Gear VR follow these steps:

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. Allow access on your smartphone.
  3. Go to folder of “This PC”.
  4. Click on the  smartphone your using.
  5. Click on the internal storage folder of your smartphone.
  6. Drag your “VREvent” folder in the internal storage folder.
  7. Your content is now uploaded to your smartphone and therefore you can view it with your Samsung Gear VR.


To install the content for your Android device follow these steps:

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. Allow access on your smartphone.
  3. Go to folder of “This PC”.
  4. Click on the  smartphone your using.
  5. Click on the internal storage folder of your smartphone.
  6. Drag your “VREvent” folder in the internal storage folder.
  7. Your content is now uploaded to your smartphone.

6. Using Look&Play

After completing these steps you can start the experience by opening the Look&Play app on your device. You will start in the waiting room where you can see the 360° videos you added.  To start a 360° video, simply look at one of the videos for a couple of seconds. After the 360° video is finished you will return to the waiting room where you can restart the process.

Hopefully this guide helped you through the process of using Look&Play. If you ran into any problems or have additional questions, please contact us via support@lookandplay.io

Kiosk mode for 360 video playback on VR headsets

What is Kiosk Mode for VR headsets?

Look&Play is a software developed by VR Owl that allows for fast and simple 360 playback. Look&Play is a software that lets you experience 360 video  without having to press any buttons, you just have to use your gaze.

How does Kiosk Mode for VR headsets?

As mentioned before you don’t have to press any buttons while using Look&Play, you only have to use your eyes. For a 360 to start playing you just have to simply look at a icon for  couple of seconds and the video will start playing. Once the video finishes playing you will automatically return to the Look&Play waiting room.


You can easily upload your own 360 to the Look&Play app. You can use Look&Play for the Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR (for the Samsung Gear VR you will need one of these smartphones Note 5, Galaxy S6 or S7) and it is also compatible for Android devices. To start using Look&Play simply just download the app on your device, redeem your code and you are ready to use Look&Play!

What features does Look&Play (Kiosk Mode for vr) offer?

Look&Play offers a number of features that you can use for a Kiosk mode for 360 video. As mentioned before you can upload your own 360 content, add audio and experience an easy 360 playback. You can also add your own custom branding to the Look&Play app, do this by adding a 360 background as well as icons for your 360 videos. Look&Play also offer spatial and stereo audio.

Kiosk mode for Oculus GO

Virtual reality is more than just fun and games, it can be used as a powerful tool in a modern marketing strategy. Besides VR or 360 video content you will also need the appropriate hardware. The most popular solutions in the last couple of years have been the Google Cardboard, the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. Now there’s a new system on the market with the potential to become the leading VR headset for business presentations. There’s only one drawback; the lack of a native Kiosk mode.

What is a Kiosk mode?

In terms of computer technology a Kiosk mode is a method of presenting information to a potential customer in a closed environment. Only the presentation is viewable, the user can’t access the underlying operating system. This could be a PowerPoint presentation on a PC, a Point of Sale display on an iPad or a virtual reality presentation on a VR headset. The presentation can be passive or interactive.

What is the Oculus GO?

The Oculus GO is a popular VR headset developed and distributed by Facebook, although the Oculus VR division works mostly independent from the social media gigant. It is a standalone headset, which means it can run without the use of external hardware like a PC. The design is based on the Samsung Gear VR, another popular option for business and education. However, the Gear VR is a detachable plastic shell designed for Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the GO is a complete self-contained solution that does not require a smartphone to operate.

Does the Oculus GO support a kiosk mode?

Although this headset runs on the Android operating system, it does not allow all the features of this platform. There’s a custom Oculus frontend that severely limits the usage of this product for presentation purposes. But where there’s a will there’s a way… In developer mode it is possible to load external software, in a process called ‘sideloading’. If the proper code is loaded, the standard storefront can be circumvented and replaced with a custom environment.

And that allows for a Oculus GO kiosk mode that can be used for all sorts of presentations. Although Oculus does not support nor endorse this workaround, it is fully compliant with usage rights of this product.

In layman’s terms; it is totally legal to use the Oculus GO in kiosk mode. And that offers up a wide range of new possibilities with this wonderful VR headset.