If you are looking for a wireless solution (I do not recommend to use this when presenting to a large audience), click here for more information.
Step 1. Install Vysor on your computer
Vysor is a great tool to cast your android screen to a computer. You can download it from the following website: https://www.vysor.io/download
The great thing of their software solution is that you can freely use it to test it. Once it works I recommend you to buy their solution to be able to cast your screen in high quality. You can buy either on a monthly/yearly/lifetime subscription.
Step 2. Install ADB on your computer
Android Debug Bridge (ADB) let’s your computer communicate with your Android devices. It is a prerequisite to have this installed on your computer to let the Vysor software work.
You can download ADB from the following website: http://adb.clockworkmod.com
To make ADB work on Apple I recommend using the following simple process:
1. On OS X, open your Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder. Open the Terminal application.
2. Install home-brew by entering the following command line in your terminal:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
3. Install adb by entering the following command line in your terminal:
brew cask install android-platform-tools
Step 3. Put your Oculus Go in Developer Mode
Your Oculus Go will need to be in Developer Mode, to do this:
- Enable Developer Mode in your Oculus account. Click here for instructions on how to do this.
- Open the Oculus app on your mobile device (that’s the helper app that you installed on iOS or Android when you set up your Oculus Go).
- In the Settings menu, select the Oculus Go headset you will be using (if you have multiple Go headsets associated with your phone).
- Select “More Settings”, and toggle Developer Mode ON (pictured below).
Step 4. First time casting your VR screen
After the previous steps you are ready to go to start casting your screen. You just need to do the following:
- Open your Vysor app.
- Connect your VR headset using your micro-USB cable to your computer.
- Put on your VR headset and accept the connection with the computer (I recommend to select always trust the device)
- Now your device should appear in Vysor application. Select the view button to start your first wired cast.
Casting tips & tricks
To conclude this article I want to want to share some tips and tricks about how I use screencasting with my OculusGo. This can help you to get the most out of the screencasting.
- First of all I recommend you to buy the Vysor application that allows you to do high quality casting. I think this quality increase is really worth the cost of this software (I bought a yearly subscription).
- I love to do wired casts. This allows me to cast in high quality with low latency. I use a 3 meter Micro-USB cable so the person using the VR headset can move around freely. The Micro-USB cable is very light so it is not that noticable for the user.
- To cast one instead of two screens I do a little hack. You can zoom into the Vysor app using your standard zoom functionality on Windows or Mac.
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