Gear VR PS4- Need to Know Everything

The Gear VR PS4 is the ultimate virtual reality solution.

The Gear VR gives players a wide range of amazing gaming experiences. (with its high-quality games). It also has great content for non-gamers too! You can download various apps to use your phone’s screen. Like a TV to watch movies or play videos in full 360 degrees. The Gear VR has added support for SNE-1003/C to turn it into a full-fledged virtual reality headset complete with eye-tracking. So you can see what’s around you. The SNE-1003/C also allows you to use your phone screen to watch videos in amazing virtual reality experiences.


Uses of Gear VR

The Gear VR only supports standard definition (SD) resolution for its video and audio. If you want to upgrade your Gear VR’s resolution, however, you won’t be able to do so using the standard method. This way will help you to connect your Gear VR to your PS4 or Mac. Which are capable of outputting HD video and audio using HDMI. So if you want to upgrade the resolution of your Gear VR so that it can display video and audio in HD, you’ll need a PS4 or Mac.

How gear works on PS4

The PS4 is a great virtual reality solution for watching movies and playing games. One major thing missing from the PS4 is the option of recording gameplay videos. Also uploading them on YouTube. But the sharing options on the PS4 are limited. The Gear VR’s movie app, Playmemories filmmaker, was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. They already allow you to upload your movies to YouTube. So that others can enjoy them.

The smartphone screen is an amazing space-saving device. The Gear VR’s wireless controllers designed for use allow you to switch freely. (between apps with ease and move around within games.) However, the downside is that there are certain applications like Playmemories Home. Which can’t be used in any other virtual reality headsets including the PSVR.

If you want to use your Gear VR with the PS4, here’s what you need to do:

First, you need to check that your model of PS4 is compatible with the Gear VR. It’s very important. Because even if you can upgrade your resolution through this method, it will still not work. ( if your PS4 isn’t compatible.)

If your PS4 isn’t compatible, you’ll need to connect the SNE-1003/C to a monitor and set it up in front of the PS4. Then start this upgrade. By using the USB cable connect your Gear VR to the PS4. Disconnect all headsets and turn off all USB devices before connecting them.

Now, you can start upgrading your Gear VR’s resolution. This works if your PS4 is compatible with the Gear VR. If it isn’t, you’ll need to connect the SNE-1003/C to a monitor instead of connecting it to your PS4. On your PS4, you are going to set the resolution of the screen.

Gear VR's resolution

Go to Settings>Display Settings>Video Output Settings. Then turn on the checkbox for “Allow HDCP”. This setting will allow you to enjoy HD resolution videos.

If you want to upgrade all your Gear VR’s resolutions, you will need the following:

  • SNE-1003/C
  • HDMI cables (make sure your model of PS4 is compatible)
  • One or more HDMI compatible TVs or monitors

Once you have all the above, you can start upgrading your Gear VR’s resolution. First, connect one HDMI cable from the camera to a TV set. Using a second HDMI cable connects another end to your PS4. The other end of the HDMI cable should be connected to the SNE-1003/C while you’ve got your phone connected to it using a USB cable.

After you have everything prepared, you can start upgrading your Gear VR’s resolution.

  • Open the app Playmemories Home.
  • Go to My movies > Select all movies > Then click on HDR. Under HDR,
  • check “Enable HDR”.
  • This setting will allow you to enjoy all 4K videos in full 360 degrees.
  • The other setting that should get checked is “Enable Photo mode”.

Check both the above settings, the device will start upgrading your Gear VR’s resolution. It’ll take some time to upgrade your Gear VR’s resolution depending on your selected settings.

Once it’s done, you’ll see all 4K videos in 360 degrees. You can now enjoy all 4K videos in full 360 degrees using Playmemories Home.

Use gear VR without oculus

With Gear VR you can play mobile apps in your headset, without needing the Oculus app! This means you can use Oculus launch apps without actually having an Oculus headset. All you need to do is install SideloadVR onto your phone and follow their setup steps.

The steps vary by phone manufacturer, but go like this:

  • Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging (Enable Developer Options).

Once you have the VR headset,

  • Download the SideloadVR app.
 SideloadVR app
  • Run it and add your headset to add to your device collection.


  • Go to Settings > Gear VR Service > Manage Storage
Gear VR Service
  • Click Developer Mode to enable developer mode on your handset.

Now you can enjoy yourself.

How to use gear VR on PC

To use Gear VR on PC you need a PS4 controller, a PlayStation4, Wifi, Stream Theater app, PC with an Nvidia graphics card.

  1. Update your PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
  1. Set up Nvidia SHIELD
  2. Run WIFI, Stream Theater app
  3. Download PS4 Remote Play
  4. Install it
  5. To set up PC and PS4, follow the instructions
  6. Enable Remote Play from PlayStation4 settings menu
  7. Pair with the PS4 DualShock controller
PS4 DualShock controller
  1. Open GeForce experience
  2. Choose SHIELD
  3. Enable stream and steam theater
  4. Select MS Windows operating System( on phone)
Windows operating System
  1.  Log into Sony Entertainment Network
  2. Select remote play on your PlayStation

Use gear VR with cardboard

If you own a Gear VR, playing games on it might be as easy as swapping out the headgear with the included cardboard headset. This allows playing PS4 games on your phone, using a remote or wand app. The best part is that you can play all of these titles without buying a Playstation 4!

The only thing is that you need to buy a joystick for your phone for this to work properly. We recommend buying a Bluetooth Mini Gamepad for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

There are some games that you probably won’t want to play on Gear VR. Since there is motion detection and head tracking. However, you can see what games are compatible with this hack.

All games on Steam will also work with cardboard.


Virtual reality is set to start this year on a high note. The Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive are all impressive virtual reality devices. That provides an immersive experience for gamers. The Gear VR PS4 gives you a headset. That allows you to become immersed in a virtual reality world while playing your favorite PlayStation games. It is correlative with the PS4 and the Oculus Rift.

Besides watching movies or TV shows, there are many other applications which are becoming more and more popular for everyday use. Such as relaxing virtual tours or educational courses. All these apps require video and audio output to display on the screen. That’s why it’s really important that your phone can output High-Definition (HD) video and audio signals.

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