Bring the Stadium Experience Home: Oculus Venues Now Available on Oculus Go and Gear VR

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
May 30, 2018

Updated June 14, 2018: Click here to view the calendar of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ games from FOX Sports that will be streamed LIVE in Oculus Venues in the US.

Grab your all-in-one ticket to live social events in VR. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Oculus Venues on both Oculus Go and Gear VR! It’s a great way to get closer to your interests with all the sounds, lights, and energy of really being there. With Venues, you can connect with friends and a fan community of thousands to watch concerts, sporting events, stand-up comedy, movies, and more—all LIVE in real time. Experience the action like never before from the best seat in the house.

International Champions Cup footage courtesy Next VR.

Upcoming Summer Events

Venues features a diverse lineup of high-quality entertainment you won’t want to miss. We’re kicking off the summer season tonight at 7:30 pm PT from Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a live Vance Joy concert in partnership with AEG Presents. The action continues tomorrow at 7:00 pm PT as NextVR presents Gotham Comedy Live from NYC.

We’ll highlight Venues in your Explore feed, so you can subscribe to upcoming events and easily launch the Oculus Venues app to dive into what’s happening live.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store in the coming months (depending on your location):

We also have exciting content from SHOWTIME coming later this summer, plus more film screenings of Lionsgate titles, new concerts from AEG Presents, live NBA League Pass games and additional shows produced by NextVR, MLB games, and more. Download Oculus Venues on Oculus Go or Gear VR to view the full schedule of live events available in your area—and stay tuned for new announcements!

Your Experience, Your Way

You can attend live Venues events with your friends and family and even meet new people. It’s easy to connect with someone based on common interests and mutual friends from Facebook if you turn on social sharing. There’s also a solo viewing mode in Venues, so it’s always your choice whether to enjoy the experience on your own or join the crowd.

We designed Venues with safety and comfort in mind right from the start. We’ve built in tools to help you control your experience and feel safe in Venues. For example, you can mute or block someone immediately and seamlessly and report activities that may violate the Oculus Code of Conduct. Community moderators are on-hand in Venues, so we can take action quickly.

International Champions Cup footage courtesy Next VR.

As we continue to build an even more robust lineup of live social VR events, we want to hear from you! Let us know what types of content you’d like to see in the comments—or reach out to us on Twitter.

Check out Venues on Oculus Go and Gear VR today!

— The Oculus Team