If you’ve missed the big news, you’ve probably been living like a hermit on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific: virtual reality has become… reality, with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and others, including the Samsung Gear VR and PlayStation VR, taking recent high-tech trade shows by storm. It’s a technological breakthrough that will delight Orange’s OCS subscribers, as a virtual reality service called OCS VR will be available this year, and it will be free for OCS subscribers on the Samsung Gear VR and PlayStation VR.
This allows time for OCS subscribers to equip themselves, if they haven’t already, since everything runs on Samsung Gear, as long as you have a compatible phone (you’re spoiled for choice with Samsung’s Note 4, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, and S7 Edge). Opting for OCS VR means having a real movie theatre at home, the only differences being that the popcorn is much cheaper and you will not be disturbed by the sound of someone else’s phone ringing.
In addition, the future service does not suffer from a lack of compatibility and provides access to the entire OCS catalogue, playing 2D movies in a 3D environment. An abundant catalogue, but one which is easy to navigate, as it is guided and controlled using your eye movements. Watching a movie, a series, or a show on OCS becomes a new, totally immersive experience, with your environment adapting to the program you are watching.
Does all this sound very complicated to you? Actually, there is nothing simpler than using OCS VR. First, you must go to the Samsung Gear VR platform and download the OCS VR app. Once everything is installed, launch the application and connect your mobile to Samsung’s virtual reality headset. Finally, get comfortable in your chair because you’re about to spend the next three hours on Pandora with Jake Sully thanks to Avatar! OCS VR will also be available on PlayStation VR.