Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, goes down this week in San Jose, California on the 11th and 12th at the McEnery Convention Center. If you aren’t attending in person you can catch the keynote livestream on several platforms, including in VR, officially on Rift and Gear VR for the first time.


On the second day of the conference, Thursday, October 12th at 9:30AM PT (your timezone here) Oculus CTO John Carmack will give his signature unscripted keynote. Carmack usually talks deep tech and covers a wide range of VR topics with an emphasis on mobile / Gear VR, which he is closely involved with.

If you missed the opening keynote, catch up on the biggest news stories from day 1 here.


Watch in VR

Those in prior years who have reveled in the irony that Oculus didn’t provide a VR livestream of their Oculus Connect keynote will be happy to know that this year during Oculus Connect 4 they’ll be able to tune in virtually on Rift or Gear VR. A new Oculus Connect app now available for both headsets will let viewers watch both keynotes live in VR. Get them here:

Watch Outside of VR

If you’re wanting to watch the Oculus Connect 4 keynote livestream on a regular computer, smartphone, or tablet, you’ll be able to find it here:

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  • Ryan

    Hopefully it works on ReVive :/


    Unfortunately, I have a job which requires me to NOT be at home with a Rift on my face, during the live stream :( Hopefully they will record a 360, and make it available for watching anytime.

    • My Rift, PC and Vive are in a box in the attic. Sigh.

      • NooYawker

        I can get you got bored with VR or something but why is your PC in a box in the attic?

  • Firestorm185

    Cannot wait to watch this. Thank goodness there’s a Rift app this time.

  • Foreign Devil

    They really need to announce a solid product and release date. Otherwise competition will leave them behind.

  • NooYawker

    I already know what the most important thing Facebook is working on. Hi-Def cameras for better tracking.. and other stuff.

  • benz145

    If you’re tuning in this morning (Thursday) to watch the day 2 keynote, you may need to refresh this page to get the proper embedded livestream player.