Recording and sharing your Gear VR gameplay is easier than you think.
So you've got your Gear VR, and you've been enjoying the games and apps you can access on it. The time has come to get your friends excited about VR, and share these awesome experiences. You might not know how to record your Gear VR gameplay so that you can share it online or with friends directly.
Well, we've got good news for you. Thereis a super easy way to record your gameplay and it's baked right into the Gear VR. Unlike recording gameplay on Google Cardboard you won't need to download any apps, or use anything other than your Gear VR.
Recording your Gameplay
In the past, to record gameplay on the Gear VR you needed to either download a screen capture app, or use accessories to capture your screen. Thankfully, those days are behind us. Now all that you'll need is your phone, Gear VR, and the app that you want to record. You don't need to do a single thing before booting up your Gear VR.
- Press and hold the back button to reach your Oculus menu.
- Point your head at Utilities and tap your action pad.
- Point your head at Start Recording and tap your action pad.
You'll select recording using the touchpad, and it will drop you back out of the utilities menu and into whatever app you started up. When this happens you'll see a small red dot on the upper right of your screen. This is how you know that the Gear VR is actually recording. Go ahead and play for as long as you'd like to record. To stop recording, press and hold that back button again.
To find your recordings, just head to the Oculus folder on your phone, and you'll be able to share your experiences without any issue. The awesome part about the new native recording function is that when you share your recordings, your viewers will see them in a 1024 x 1024 resolution, not stereoscopically. This makes for a much cleaner share than was previously possible through a screen capture app.
Now you know how to record your gameplay with the Samsung Gear VR, and just like we promised, it's a real breeze. Whether you want to record your gameplay, or just take a screenshot to share with friends, you're covered! There isn't any need for extra equipment or finding an app, because you can do it all from within your VR headset. Have you shared videos of your Gear VR gameplay? Let us know in the comments below!