Oculus today was on a mission to prepare for consumer release and that means content. One of the biggest sources of movies, used the world over is Netflix and now, as of today, you can download and use Netflix in virtual reality, via the Samsung Gear VR.

Movies and Gear VR have seemed to have become inextricably linked in mobile VR user experiences. With a lower powered VR device, watching immersive movies on the go with an untethered device is an ideal niche.

Now, casual users who want to watch movies in their own private VR space, rejoice as Netflix has come to the Gear VR. What’s more it’s available right now via the Oculus Store content portal.

It’s an interesting move by Oculus that acknowledges the need for a first step and gentle introduction to wearing a virtual reality headset. Presenting a familiar experience in an unfamiliar device does this whilst also offering a service people want.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Don Gateley

    When they open it to open, independent, non-curated content. As in, never.