Youtube for the Oculus Rift

video-vr-extension screenshot
Source | Demo

I’ve done it. Finally finished. It took me a whole day and most the night, and the better part of the next morning, but I can finally say I’ve finished one of the things I’ve been longing for – the ability to watch Youtube videos in the Rift!

I’ve implemented it as a Chrome extension, and there are many things that can be improved:

  • More settings (e.g. custom width, height)
  • More sources (vimeo? netflix?)
  • More bridges (only vr.js is supported)

I will followup with a more detailed technical breakdown of the hacks required to get this working.