How do I use the Oculus Store?

Update 14 April 2017: We've refreshed this list to include Oculus Voice, a new, simple way to navigate the Oculus Store using only your voice!

The Oculus Store can be accessed from either the desktop app on your PC or from inside the Rift when you have it strapped on. Here's how to use both versions of the Oculus Store so you can buy, download, and play your VR experiences without a hassle!

How to use the Oculus Store in your Oculus app

If you want to buy some games without plugging in and donning your Rift, you can access the Oculus Store from the desktop app. This is also where the majority of Store settings can be changed.

How to buy an Oculus Rift experience

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click Store at the top of the window. Here you will find categories to browse, including Games, Entertainment, Apps, Early Access, and Concepts.

    Launch the Oculus app. Click Store.

  3. Click See All next to a category title to view all titles. In this case we choose Games.
  4. Click any game you'd like to buy.

    Click See All. Click any game.

  5. Click the play button in the middle of the hero image to view the game's trailer. If there is no video available, the play button will be a magnifying glass — click to view screenshots of the game.
  6. Click more… to view the game's full description.

    Click the play button. Click more...

  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the window to view additional details, like age rating, system requirements, and space required.
  8. Click the price tag to begin the checkout process.

    Scroll down. Click the price tag.

  9. Click a payment method to add.
  10. Type your credit card or PayPal information and click Save.

    Click a payment method. Type your credit card or PayPal information and click Save.

  11. Type your Oculus PIN.
  12. Click Purchase. Your game will begin to download.

    Type your Oculus PIN. Click Purchase.

How to review your purchase history

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click the gear button at the top right of the window.

    Launch the Oculus app. Click the gear button.

  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Purchase History. Your default web browser will open.

    Click Settings. Click Purchase History.

  5. Type your email and password.
  6. Click Sign In. Here you can review your purchase history.

    Type your email and password. Click Sign In.

How to change your Oculus PIN

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click the gear button at the top right of the window.
  3. Click Settings.

    Click the gear button. Click Settings.

  4. Click Oculus PIN.
  5. Type a new Oculus PIN.

    Click Oculus PIN. Type a new Oculus PIN.

  6. Type your current password.
  7. Click Submit.

    Type your current password. Click Submit.

How to redeem a code

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click the gear button at the top right of the window.

    Launch the Oculus app. Click the gear button.

  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Redeem Code.

    Click Settings. Click Redeem Code.

  5. Type the code.
  6. Click Redeem.

    Type the code. Click Redeem.

How to remove a payment method

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click the gear button at the top right of the window.
  3. Click Settings.

    Click the gear button. Click Settings.

  4. Click Payment.
  5. Click Remove to erase the credit card or PayPal information.

    Click Payment. Click Remove.

How to add a payment method

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click the gear button at the top right of the window.
  3. Click Settings.

    Click the gear button. Click Settings.

  4. Click Payment.
  5. Click Add Payment Method.

    • Click Credit or Debit Card to add a credit or debit card.
    • Click Paypal Account to add a PayPal account.

    Click Payment. Click Add Payment Method.

How to get a notification when a game is released

  1. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop, taskbar, or Start menu.
  2. Click Store at the top of the window.
  3. Click See All next to Coming Soon. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.

    Click Store. Click See All.

  4. Click an unreleased experience.
  5. Click Notify Me. The email address you use for your Oculus account will receive an email when the game is released.

    Click an unreleased experience. Click Notify Me.

How to use the Oculus Store in your Rift

If you already have your Rift strapped on and want to purchase a new game, you don't have to leave virtual reality.

  1. Click the Store button near the bottom of Oculus Home.
  2. Click a category located to the left of Oculus Home.

    Click the Store button. Click a category.

  3. Click right on the Oculus remote to navigate through the experiences.
  4. Click an experience to see its page in the Store.
  5. Click Details to view Mode, Supported Input, Age Requirement, and Languages.

    Click an experience. Click Details.

  6. Click Developer to view more details about the experience's developer.
  7. Click Media to view trailers and screenshots.

    Click Developer. Click Media.

  8. Click right on the Oculus remote to navigate through media.
  9. Click the price tag to begin the checkout process.
  10. Click Buy to confirm the purchase.

    Click the price tag. Click Buy.

Oculus Voice

Oculus Voice commands

On top of being able to navigate the store through your Rift using a remote or Touch controllers, you can now also use Oculus Voice to search for specific games or for genres. It's also useful for a few other things, with more features —like inviting friends to games — promised to be coming in the near future. Before Oculus will respond to voice commands, you have to enable Oculus Voice from inside your head-mounted display.

  1. Equip your Oculus Rift head-mounted display.
  2. Select Voice Search (Beta) using your Oculus remote or Touch controller.

    Select Voice Search (Beta) using a controller.

  3. Select Next using a controller.

    Select Next using a controller.

Oculus Voice should now remain enabled until you want to turn it off.

How to disable Oculus Voice

If you don't want your Rift listening for the words "Hey, Oculus" you can turn off Oculus Voice.

  1. Equip your Oculus Rift head-mounted display.
  2. Say Hey, Oculus.
  3. Select Settings at the bottom of the menu using a controller.

    Select Settings using a controller.

  4. Select Turn Off using your controller.

    Select Turn Off.

Oculus Voice will now remain disabled until you re-enable it.

Oculus Voice commands

Oculus plans on expanding the number of usable commands to include friend lists and invitations, but you can right now launch games and search the Store for certain genres and titles.

Using voice commands.

Cancel That — Gets you out of launching a game or exits the "Hey, Oculus" screen.

Find — Use this to search the Store for specific games or for general genres.

Launch — Use this to launch Oculus experiences you already have installed.

Recenter — Say this to enter the "Reset View" screen. Note that you still need to use a controller to complete the process.

Your Oculus Store

How is your Oculus Store and Library shaping up? Have you snagged any great deals? Let us know in the comments section below!