How to watch Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic with Samsung Gear VR

Feb 15, 2016, 5:57 am

Pranjali D.

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Cant’ make your way to Lillehammer, Norway 2016 Winter Youth Olympic this year? Don’t worry. Samsung is bringing live experience for the Gear VR users – all you need 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 the Olympic history. Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic started in 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 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 will also be able to access all the Lillehammer 2016 content by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store.

Here is your complete guide to install Youth Olympic Games in your Galaxy smartphone:

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

Samsung Gear VR-Oculus3. Once you find NextVR app, click “Install” that might take some time. When it’s finished just click “Start” and you are ready to experience the excitement of the event.

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