Sharing a Gear VR with friends is fantastic and fun!

Playing in VR is a great way to experience things in a completely new way. You enjoy games and experiences you might never have gotten to otherwise. Of course, when you have an awesome new toy, you're going to want to share it with your friends. If you're wondering how you can best share your Gear VR, or how to play with friends, we've got you covered.

Get everybody settled

When it comes time to share your Gear VR with friends, you'll need to take a few minutes to get each person settled. Each person needs the headset adjusted to their head so they have an ideal experience in VR. This means adjusting the head straps so that you've got a comfortable fit that is snug without being too tight. They may also have to adjust the lens to make sure that they can clearly see the screen.

Read more: How to get the best fit from your Gear VR

Just as important as a good fit is making sure the headset is clean before the next person uses it. Sometimes people sweat, some wear makeup, and none of it feels good on another person's skin. Make sure you're cleaning the gasket padding before you pass the headset on.

Read more: How to clean your Gear VR

Games and Experiences

Oculus Home

There are games and experiences that are easy to play with friends. While some require you to have multiple Gear VR headsets for team or co-op experiences, there are a few that are made to be played with a single headset. There are also plenty of experiences that are short enough that you can play through, and then hand your headset over so that a friend can enjoy it as well.

A perfect example of a game that a group can play together with only one Gear VR is Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. You'll need one person with a smartphone who reads off the instructions for defusing a bomb, while another sits in VR and listens to the instructions in order to actually disarm the bomb in question. Short games like Rococo are also easy to play and then hand over.

When you have more than one headset

Altspace VR

In some cases you may want to play in VR with friends that aren't local, or you may have friends who own their own Gear VR. If that's the case, then there is plenty to do.

You've got games that have a cooperative mode where you can play together. These include games like Herobound and Dragon Forge Beta, both of which allow you to add friends from your Oculus Friends list to join you in game. There are also social apps that you can use with friends in VR. Apps like AltSpace VR and Oculus Social Beta will let you meet up and hang out with friends when you are in VR, which can be a great way to catch up and enjoy your headset at the same time.

Read more: Best multiplayer games for VR

Coming Soon: Chromecast support

While it hasn't arrived quite yet, there is also about to be a new way to share your Gear VR experiences with friends — using Chromecast. Once the update arrives, you'll be able to cast your gameplay directly to your television. This makes it much easier to show your friends what is going on within the headset, and is a great way to get people interested in the games and apps available on Gear VR. It's especially handy if multiple people want to see what is going on, but you only have access to one headset.

It hasn't arrived yet, but it ought to be arriving Summer of 2017.

Have you been sharing?

Have you had friends over to play in VR? Do you have a favorite game or app for sharing your VR headset? Be sure to pop into the comments below and let us know about it!