NextVR, the VR livestreaming event app, is now available on Oculus Quest for free, which is said to come alongside a new technology that promises clearer and sharper video rendering.

The studio calls the new rendering technology ‘PAVE’, which is said to enable new features like enhanced in-experience graphic overlays (e.g. stats, instant replays) and forthcoming multi-user interactions such as multi-user game trivia during timeouts.

Previously, NextVR content was only available on Quest via the Oculus Venues app, which provides communal viewing of select real-time live events. In contrast, the NextVR app is a single-user experience that also provides replays and extra content too.

“NextVR is pairing our newest rendering technology with Oculus Quest to provide an outstanding fan experience.” said David Cole, NextVR co-founder & CEO, “We’re launching with a collection of experiences that best demonstrate the capabilities of our technology including a show this September 10th hosted by Pete Davidson recorded live at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.”

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In addition to Quest support, the studio is also adding an exclusive ‘Best on Quest’ channel with a curated group of “new and optimized experiences,” among which is the NBA Finals Game Six Highlights with access to the Toronto Raptors locker room celebration, NHRA Drag Racing, Day to Night Timelapse and select concerts.

NextVR’s supported platforms now include Oculus Quest, Samsung Gear VR, PSVR, Google Daydream, Windows VR headsets, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

Check out the schedule below for NextVR’s 30 Days of LIVE Events:

  • Sunday, 9/1 | shallou in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Monday, 9/2 | Wood & Wire in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, 9/3 | Erika Wennerstrom in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, 9/4 | UCB: Comedy and Magic | 6pm PT
  • Thursday, 9/5 | Live From Gotham Comedy Club | 6pm PT
  • Friday, 9/6 | SoFar Sounds | 6pm PT
  • Saturday, 9/7 | HIRIE in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Sunday, 9/8 | jackLNDN in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Monday, 9/9 | UCB: Big Grande | 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, 9/10 | Gotham Comedy Club Featuring Pete Davidson | 7pm PT*- *Exclusively on Oculus Quest, Go and Gear VR
  • Wednesday, 9/11 | Batsu! | 6pm PT
  • Thursday, 9/12 | Live from Gotham Comedy Club | 6pm PT
  • Friday, 9/13 | UCB: Mystery on Fyre Island | 6pm PT
  • Saturday, 9/14 | UCB: Squadron | 6pm PT
  • Sunday, 9/15 | Paranormal Evidence: Pennhurst Asylum | 6pm PT
  • Monday, 9/16 | Live Music Now: Preservation Hall | 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, 9/17 | Live Music Now: Preservation Hall | 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, 9/18 | Batsu! | 6pm PT
  • Thursday, 9/19 | Live from Gotham Comedy Club | 6pm PT
  • Friday, 9/20 | SoFar Sounds | 6pm PT
  • Saturday, 9/21 | World of Dance: Dallas | 6pm PT
  • Sunday, 9/22 | Paranormal Evidence: Rolling Hills Asylum | 6pm PT
  • Monday, 9/23 | RJD2 in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, 9/24 | Sound Cipher | 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, 9/25 | BrewHaha Comedy | 6pm PT
  • Thursday, 9/26 | Live From Gotham Comedy Club | 6pm PT
  • Friday, 9/27 | Watsky in Concert | 6pm PT
  • Saturday, 9/28 | Best of NHRA | 6pm PT
  • Sunday, 9/29 | Paranormal Evidence: Missouri State Penitentiary | 6pm PT
  • Monday, 9/30 | Best of NBA Finals | 6pm PT

Keep an eye on more scheduled events by heading to the NextVR website.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    I thought with a less than pc processor on the quest you would get about the same as a gearvr at the best.On the quest it really appears your at the physical events.For a moment I thought they enabled positional tracking too.Jesusavesouls !

    • Hivemind9000

      Well it’s only video and I assume the decoding software will be optimized for the Quest, so not that surprising. It’ll be streaming bandwidth that ultimately hobbles the quality, if any.

  • I’m surprised it wasn’t already available on Quest….