Social Viewing App BigScreen Is Coming To PlayStation VR

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Social desktop and video sharing VR platform BigScreen is “hopefully coming soon” to PlayStation VR. That’s according to a Tweet from the VR startup.

The release timeline stated is “perhaps late 2019 or early 2020“. BigScreen is a free social VR app which allows groups of friends, or strangers, to stream their desktop and hang out.

The app currently supports all major VR platforms. The app originally launched back in April 2016 for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, just one month after each released. It features cross platform networking, so users can hang out with their friends regardless of which VR headset they own.

In March 2018 the company made its first step to being on Facebook’s mobile VR platform. It launched an Alpha test on the Samsung Gear VR in preparation for the Oculus Go’s launch in May. Thanks to this testing, the app was ready in time to be a launch title for Go.

This year, BigScreen was also a launch title for the Oculus Quest room scale standalone headset.

A major update for the platform released earlier this month, BigScreen TV. This allows users to watch content from a range of 50 live channels, including Red Bull TV, NBC, Pluto Movies, and Bloomberg.

It’s unclear whether BigScreen on PSVR will offer the ability to stream your desktop like on other platforms. Sony may restrict this functionality such that PlayStation users would just be viewers, not streamers. Nonetheless, being able to hang out and watch movies with your PSVR-owning friends (or friends on other headsets) will be a welcomed feature in itself.





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