October Platform Updates: Casting Comes to Oculus Go, Avatar Updates, and More

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
October 24, 2018

Every month, we introduce new tools, features, and software improvements designed to enhance your experience across Oculus devices. Earlier this month, we offered a closer look at the new core Rift software. Read on to learn about additional changes coming across the platform.

Casting Rolling Out Now
This week, we’re rolling out the beta version of casting on Oculus Go, so you can stream your VR experience from the headset to the Oculus mobile app. Friends and family can now easily follow the action and join in on the fun. To get started, just pull up the Oculus Go menu while in VR and select “Cast.” This will send a push notification to your companion device. As long as both the headset and your phone or tablet are on the same WIFI network, you’re just a quick tap away from streaming your content.

Oculus Avatars: Spooky Clothing
Starting today, Oculus Avatars are getting a dose of Halloween spirit. We've added a host of spooky new avatar outfits just in time for Halloween, so you can dress up as a witch, vampire, mummy or skeleton. Just head over to the Avatar Editor on Oculus Go, Gear VR, and Rift to access the Spooky Clothing update.

NBA Games Live Now in Oculus Venues
This weekend, we also kicked off our lineup of LIVE NBA games in Oculus Venues, including this week's Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors and the upcoming matchup between the Toronto Raptors @ Los Angeles Lakes November 4. The full lineup can be found here.

What's even better, everyone who attends an NBA game in Venues will unlock an NBA jersey from one of the teams you watched for your Oculus Avatar. And it's yours to keep and wear with pride for the rest of the season!

Safety Update - System Report
We've previously shared how we're working to make VR safe and inclusive for everyone, developing a Safety Center and Code of Conduct, and introducing new in-VR apps and tools. New this month is the ability to report abusive content or behavior from inside any VR app or game. This new feature lets you capture video of your experience to provide context to your report, which is then reviewed by our Community Operations team.

System report is live now in Oculus Go and Gear VR and coming to Rift next month. For a step-by-step guide to reporting, please visit Oculus Support.

— The Oculus Team