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SideloadVR Needs your help!

Sideload costs roughly $400 per month to run. If you like Sideload and the idea of a free, independent GearVR market place, please consider beocming a patron. Thank you!

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What is SideloadVR?

SideloadVR builds custom GearVR .apks that include the user's signature file. This means that developers can share their ideas without going through Oculus Home and the global signing process.

SideloadVR is built on the idea of an open system, where developers can freely share their content with an extended tester user base.

If you are a developer and want to be included in SideloadVR, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.

A Project by Mark Schramm

Mark Schramm is creating immersive Virtual Reality content in cooperation with VR industry leaders such as Oculus VR, Sony, Samsung and Google. I love Virtual Reality and want developers to be able to share their ideas freely.

Featured Apps

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DGVR
by DrBeef
Downloads: 5118 Rating: 45/63

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 78081 Rating: 480/705

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 24073 Rating: 305/365

Quake like you've never played it before

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1596 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

Newest Apps

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CEFA
by VRLife
Downloads: 22 Rating: 0/0

CEFA VR experience. Immerse yourself in the interior of Opel Corsa cars.

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Hell-O AR
by Refine Reality Ltd.
Downloads: 266 Rating: 0/0

Halloween themed Posional Tracking Experience

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Positional Tracking Demo
by Infigment Studios
Downloads: 799 Rating: 0/0

Experience positional tracking in mobile VR!

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Vridge for Gear VR
by RiftCat sp. z o. o.
Downloads: 4363 Rating: 0/0

VRidge - Play PC VR on your Cardboard

Most Downloaded Apps

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 143129 Rating: 484/1380

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear (v0.13 beta) - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 78081 Rating: 480/705

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 53384 Rating: 186/552

Welcome to CAM4VR - The Home of Live Streaming VR Adult Cams

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 45375 Rating: 309/499

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

All Older Apps

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Vridge for Gear VR [Beta]
by RiftCat sp. z o. o.
Downloads: 3170 Rating: 0/0

VRidge - Play PC VR on your Cardboard [Beta version]

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GearNoSign
by Backlight Studio
Downloads: 510 Rating: 0/0

Test application in order to validate the SideLoadVR process

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WebVRStreamer
by Hear 360 LLC
Downloads: 1535 Rating: 0/0

Web VR Live Streaming Powered By HEAR360 Spatial Audio Technology

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VR Connect
by Polar Media
Downloads: 1121 Rating: 0/0

A VR experience, test driving a car with connectivity features.

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Back Cove 41 virtual tour
by Prestige Vision
Downloads: 291 Rating: 0/0

Back Cove 41 - Virtual walk trough

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Manhattan 73 Virtual Tour
by Prestige Vision
Downloads: 315 Rating: 0/0

Manhattan 73 - Virtual walk through

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Sabre 48 Virtual Tour
by Prestige Vision
Downloads: 176 Rating: 0/0

Sabre 48 Fly Bridge - Virtual walk trough

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USFPlayer
by SubVRsive
Downloads: 191 Rating: 0/0

Custom player for client

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PV Aviation
by Prestige vision
Downloads: 359 Rating: 0/0

Aviation virtual tour

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PV VR Marine
by Prestige Vision
Downloads: 173 Rating: 0/0

Virtual boat walkthrough

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BAD DREAM
by Creanet3D
Downloads: 10657 Rating: 0/0

The most anticipated Virtual Reality Horror Experience for your device !

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Advir Demo
by Advir
Downloads: 158 Rating: 0/0

Advir is building the future of advertising and this app is a demo on how VR brand placements look.

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The Lab
by 3worldsVR
Downloads: 414 Rating: 5/6

Test Lab from 3worldsVR

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Lucy
by IXOMOXI
Downloads: 5928 Rating: 0/0

See Different

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ArquitecniaStudio
by FraxelGames
Downloads: 36 Rating: 0/0

Arquitecnia Studio APK

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GVRgb
by Mallmagician
Downloads: 2440 Rating: 9/13

Gameboy Emulator

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VR FPS
by baroquedub
Downloads: 2256 Rating: 21/33

Fast and furious arcade action

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Abstract Invaders VR
by Guney Ozsan
Downloads: 364 Rating: 1/2

Defend your pyramid shaped planet from Invader Cubes.

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The Lost Future: VR Shooter
by 3DiVi Company
Downloads: 2455 Rating: 4/6

VR zombie shooter

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Incline Alpha
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 971 Rating: 0/1

Virtual Reality Motorcycle Racing

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Fox Box VR Gear
by Lazy Fox Studios
Downloads: 558 Rating: 4/5

An immersive audio reactive surreal environment

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Loading Screens
by Dennis & Debbie Club
Downloads: 195 Rating: 3/3

Short, looping 2 minute experience to wait for your life to load.

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Wrong Voyage
by FguillotineVR
Downloads: 294 Rating: 3/9

Retro Fps/Puzzle hybrid

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The Starship "Schrödinger's Destiny"
by Adam Priest
Downloads: 254 Rating: 4/7

Stupidly early demo of interactive story set on a spaceship

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DollyPhotoApp
by Mr V V Slippery
Downloads: 188 Rating: 0/0

Dolly's Christmas present

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Champions Tennis VR Live
by Focal Point VR
Downloads: 1095 Rating: 7/14

Watch the Champions Tennis live from the Royal Albert Hall in full 360 VR.

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VR Stream
by Dive2VR
Downloads: 11756 Rating: 24/110

VR Stream transmit video from PC to a smartphone in virtual reality mode

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archicom vr
by Colordrop
Downloads: 565 Rating: 7/29

Archicom River Point VR

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Nin10bo elegy of jumpscares
by veibyn
Downloads: 409 Rating: 4/4

nintendo themed horror game

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Flow VR
by FLOW ehf.
Downloads: 1446 Rating: 5/17

Meditate in raw Icelandic nature from the comfort of your choosing

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Shea Residences VR
by Sunland Group
Downloads: 1775 Rating: 3/13

INTRODUCING A NEW AGE OF ELEGANCE

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[Prototype] The Haunting of the Pillz
by IX
Downloads: 465 Rating: 3/15

A Halloween project.

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VRCHIVE
by VRCHIVE
Downloads: 680 Rating: 2/4

Browse 360 photos/screenshots hosted on VRCHIVE [r3]

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Nystagmus Oscillopsia Simulator VR
by University of Sheffield
Downloads: 172 Rating: 2/3

Simulates oscillopsia - a debilitating symptom experienced by some nystagmus sufferers

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Visisonics Hardwood Demo
by VisiSonics
Downloads: 262 Rating: 1/5

Experience the astounding spatialization of the Visisonics Realspace3D audio engine

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Entel 360
by Anvil3D
Downloads: 528 Rating: 4/13

Entel 360 Demo

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InteriorVR
by Cake Experiential Communications
Downloads: 940 Rating: 3/10

Interior Walkthrough Test

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Gala360 - See the world
by Gala 360
Downloads: 1805 Rating: 11/27

See the world through stories told with 360 photos

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Iron Giant VR Experience
by Cosmonaut VR
Downloads: 1352 Rating: 15/91

Iron Giant VR Experience

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Funny Architect
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 1018 Rating: 16/36

Physics-based architecture game.

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 2651 Rating: 9/28

Quark VR enables you to run desktop VR apps on Gear VR

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UTeleport
by TiKL Inc.
Downloads: 485 Rating: 3/5

UTeleport for Gear VR is the easiest way to view amazing 360 photos and panoramas. Follow feeds and see new photos as they are published by people and popular brands. Like and share 360 photos to Facebook friends.

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Peru360
by Ingenio Publicidad
Downloads: 1201 Rating: 4/11

Explore Cusco, Valle Sagrado and Machupicchu in Virtual Reality!

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Where do you see Yourself in 5 years?
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 780 Rating: 5/23

Brain hammering nonsense or a genius geometry trick?

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VReader
by Virtualex / VISO Virtual
Downloads: 1109 Rating: 15/41

Read eBooks in the comfort of VR!

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Manchester
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 399 Rating: 6/12

Retro-style Arcade Game. Get teleported into a video machine in 1978.

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SuperVision VR
by MVRLab & Neosistec
Downloads: 4200 Rating: 26/79

Advanced magnifier for the visually impaired based on GearVR. Converts your device into a electronic glasses.

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Athena - personalized education
by Athena Software
Downloads: 415 Rating: 6/12

Beta version has ended.

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Comic Reader
by Tech Tend, LLC
Downloads: 1415 Rating: 19/30

Read cbr and cbz comics from your phone.

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Message To the King
by Hindam Innovation
Downloads: 319 Rating: 7/22

Run across Medieval villages to deliver a message to the King

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Fateless
by Dimitri Lozovoy
Downloads: 722 Rating: 8/20

First person shooter with old school mechanics

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Elementalist X (Demo)
by Coding Jar Studios Inc.
Downloads: 967 Rating: 33/43

Intense First-Person Tower Defense

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360VideoImm
by Gard-invest
Downloads: 2393 Rating: 21/62

App immediately starts 360 video without gui

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Wheel in the Sky
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 276 Rating: 0/0

The Wheel in the Sky!

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VR Zombies
by AppliedAR
Downloads: 3383 Rating: 27/108

Endless zombie shooter

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The Visitor
by NostalgicBearVR
Downloads: 8973 Rating: 171/272

The Visitor is a VR horror experience about an unexpected visitor calling to your door in the middle of the night. The game relies heavily on atmosphere, utilizing a dark environment to make the player both as nervous and uncomfortable as possible.

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panoramaapp
by vakoms
Downloads: 297 Rating: 7/20

panorama photos

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 53384 Rating: 186/552

Welcome to CAM4VR - The Home of Live Streaming VR Adult Cams

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RollercoasterVR
by 3worldsVR
Downloads: 6969 Rating: 82/131

A VR rollercoaster to test your limits.

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Sila VR Store
by Sila Games
Downloads: 3568 Rating: 92/124

Discover the first Virtual Reality store for Gear VR with Sila Games. Visit our Sila VR Store and explore our full catalog of PC and Mac games without leaving your house.

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FreeArt
by Rafiki Interactive
Downloads: 220 Rating: 4/12

The Life and Art Of Phil "FreeArt"

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Bulos
by One Man Machine
Downloads: 1022 Rating: 5/10

Color matching game

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Roller Coasters
by Timeloop
Downloads: 15151 Rating: 88/194

A set of 4 Roller Coaster VR experiences

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Pony Viewer
by Grey Gears
Downloads: 1795 Rating: 68/82

Model viewer for the fan-made Source Film Maker ponies.

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VR Retro Player
by VRRetroPlayer
Downloads: 1367 Rating: 2/19

Retro-styled video player for 360 Virtual Reality videos.

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Air Disaster
by Mobile Mischief
Downloads: 2563 Rating: 33/75

Prevent Catastrophes at the airport!

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Flats
by Foliage Games LLC
Downloads: 828 Rating: 65/78

Flats VR beta version.

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The Land Below
by NurFACE GAMES
Downloads: 1789 Rating: 20/56

A Fantasy Adventure Game for Mobile VR

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Cubum
by Barts Lab
Downloads: 658 Rating: 20/22

Get ready to play an arcade style block puzzle game in an intergalactic environment!

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VRVideoPlayer
by Bitropy
Downloads: 10000 Rating: 66/92

Play your downloaded VR videos easily

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 2321 Rating: 11/25

Quark VR enables you to run desktop VR apps on Gear VR

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Mobinar
by Mobinar Inc
Downloads: 47 Rating: 6/9

Stream your favorite mobinars on Gear VR

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Holo Chamber Dance
by Andy Dee
Downloads: 1841 Rating: 40/56

Watch young space cadet Tina at her daily dance training in the holo chamber!

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VR World Congress Live in VR
by Focal Point VR
Downloads: 583 Rating: 1/4

VR World Congress 2016 Live app. Live 360 video streams 12 April 2016.

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UTeleport
by TiKL Inc.
Downloads: 900 Rating: 42/50

UTeleport is a VR photo sharing platform for everyone

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Mangaroll
by Eusthron
Downloads: 1690 Rating: 37/45

Experimental manga viewer for Gear VR

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VR Regatta
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 561 Rating: 21/24

Sailing racing game for GearVR

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Wingsuit VR (WIP)
by DT Studio
Downloads: 2089 Rating: 20/29

A wingsuit race simulation

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Sailing Terms
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 141 Rating: 5/5

Find all the boat elements in this fun learning experience.

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Hyrule
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 4674 Rating: 56/91

Walk around the world of Ocarina of Time!

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Window to the World
by Aurel Manea
Downloads: 3101 Rating: 36/56

This is a photographic experiment. It represents what can be achieved using classical landscape photography and virtual reality as means of expression.

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DGVR
by DrBeef
Downloads: 5118 Rating: 45/63

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Psychedelic Temples
by HWY101ETC
Downloads: 2338 Rating: 15/37

Our Most Psychedelic App to date!

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Casino VR: Poker (Beta)
by Casino VR
Downloads: 4277 Rating: 78/98

Multiplayer Poker Game for Rift and Gear VR, currently running beta

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Sail to Freedom for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 982 Rating: 8/20

Virtual Reality Sailing Simulator - can you find freedom?

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Cardboard Camera Viewer
by Team Apollo
Downloads: 2937 Rating: 34/50

A ongoing project of support Cardboard Camera on Oculus Gear

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Lipster Chat
by Tales From The Rift
Downloads: 305 Rating: 2/6

Voice Chat with Oculus Lip Sync

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Wind Waker
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 3959 Rating: 51/81

A recreation of Outset Island from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

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Stereo Image Viewer
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 2028 Rating: 10/29

View side by side 3D images on your Gear VR!

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WizardQuest
by Aresi Labs - GGJ
Downloads: 311 Rating: 6/22

GGJ Entry

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TechStart
by LayoutVR
Downloads: 968 Rating: 7/16

Learn about computer science at the Career Development Center

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Point of Sail for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 378 Rating: 4/6

Learn points of sail in virtual reality

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NaviLand
by Navi
Downloads: 546 Rating: 4/21

Fire laser beams at incoming rockets to defend your floating islands!

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 143129 Rating: 484/1380

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear (v0.13 beta) - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Crowd Source VR
by WIG
Downloads: 362 Rating: 4/13

Community created content! Updated Daily!

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Convrge Beta
by Convrge
Downloads: 2534 Rating: 46/57

Watch YouTube with friends in VR

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 45375 Rating: 309/499

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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MindMyths Meditation
by Mark Roddy
Downloads: 4025 Rating: 20/36

Meditation demo to let you meditate in a Mindscape of your choosing

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VRock
by PushyPixels (/u/Drakfyre)
Downloads: 1783 Rating: 12/30

VR Music Player and Visualizer (ALPHA)

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MystifyVR
by PushyPixels
Downloads: 1144 Rating: 6/10

A simple 3d version of Mystify Your Mind an old screensaver.

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Crisalix VR
by Crisalix
Downloads: 349 Rating: 2/11

This app allows showing Crisalix 3D simulations on the new VR glasses.

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CyborgPassthroughCamera
by SoySoftware
Downloads: 7512 Rating: 40/100

You will be cyborg with this App!

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 78081 Rating: 480/705

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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SOMOGLO VR
by CorvusVR
Downloads: 685 Rating: 7/10

Try a fun social experience in a new world!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 24073 Rating: 305/365

Quake like you've never played it before

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S.P.Y. Robot
by CEOs Pet Software
Downloads: 2997 Rating: 19/50

A unique mix of stealth hacking puzzle and action elements.

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PresenceExperiment
by University College London
Downloads: 961 Rating: 15/30

Take part in a public experiment on presence in virtual reality

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1596 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

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Kokiri Forest
by DarkAkuma
Downloads: 3571 Rating: 33/50

This is the Kokiri Forest from the Zelda game "Ocarina of Time". It is an exploration demo. Enjoy!

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Virtualex Reader
by Virtualex
Downloads: 2600 Rating: 26/62

Read EPUB files in the comfort of VR

How does Sideload work?

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SideloadVR Tools

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Standalone Injector

This standalone injector is based on Java and comes with a simple .bat file and usage instructions.

SideloadVR Standalone Injector requires JRE to be installed.

Free for non-commercial use. If you want to license SideloadVR for commercial use, please send us an email at mail@sideloadvr.com

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Device ID Android Utility

Handy tool for GearVR developers.
SideloadVR DeviceID displays your device id, which is required for signature file creation.

More Information

Why do I need SideloadVR?

GearVR runs only signed applications
The reason SideloadVR is even needed to run .apks, is that GearVR only executes signed applications.
This means an app has to be either globally signed by Oculus or has to include a device specific signature file when the developer compiles it.
However, recompiling an apk whenever a new person wants to test it is not feasible for most developers.

Custom Applications
Sideload uses standard Android tools to inject a device specific signature file into an already compiled apk.
The developer does not need to include signature files for specific devices, but the downside is that a build server has to create custom apks for each user.

How does Sideload work?

One Time Setup for the User
The user needs to provide Sideload their signature file. The Sideload Android app assists the user in acquiring the signature file.
During this process, the user is required to have an Oculus Account.

When Downloading an App from Sideload
Downloading is a quick and transparent process for the user. The SideloadVR Android app lets the user browse all available apps in the Sideload repository and offers a one-click download.

Will Oculus penalize me for using Sideload?

To the best of our knowledge: No
We have been talking with Oculus about SideloadVR and see no reason to be worried. We are working with them to ensure Sideload enriches the developer experience and offers an easier way for developers to share their ideas.