How to Watch Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics With Samsung Gear VR

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Cant make your way to Lillehammer, Norway 2016 Winter Youth Olympics this year? Don’t worry. Samsung is bringing a live experience for the Gear VR users – all you need is a Galaxy smartphone and Gear VR.

In collaboration with International Olympic Committee, Samsung Electronics will provide live coverage of the event through virtual reality first time in Olympic history. Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic started on 12 February and continues till 21 February covering 70 medal events and 150 free cultural happenings.

Samsung Gear VR Headset powered by Oculus VR software launched in January at Rs.8,200. The virtual reality device packed with a super  AMOLED  display, wide field of view, pre-size head-tracking, and low latency brings reality to the virtual. It measures 201.9×116.4×92.6mm and weighs only 318g – 19% lighter than its predecessor.

The  Gear  VR  is compatible with Galaxy S6 and later models and seamlessly works with the latest high-end  Galaxy  Smartphones, including the  Galaxy  Note5, Galaxy  S6  Edge+, Galaxy  S6, and  Galaxy  S6  Edge.

If you have Samsung Galaxy mobile phone compatible with Gear VR headset, just visit olympic.org to access a direct link to the Youth Olympic Games VR experience.

Samsung mobile users can also access all the Lillehammer 2016 content by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store.

Here is your complete guide to installing Youth Olympic Games on your Galaxy smartphone:

  1. Make sure you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and a compatible Samsung Gear VR headset.
  2. Search for “NextVR” in the Oculus Gear VR app on your Gear VR compatible Galaxy phone.
Samsung Gear VR-Oculus

3. Once you find the NextVR app, click “Install,” which might take some time. When it’s finished, just click “Start,” and you are ready to experience the excitement of the event.

Samsung Gear VR-Winter Olympics

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