Bigscreen is a social virtual desktop app for Vive & Oculus Rift that lets you use your computer in VR. Play your favorite PC games, have a virtual LAN party, draw with 3D markers, watch movies with friends in a virtual theater, or hang out by the campfire.
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Very Positive (30) - 96% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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February 17

The Big Rooms Update is now LIVE (0.27.0)

We've been teasing this update for quite some time, and it's FINALLY HERE!

New environments: Big Campfire

We've added a couple huge environments, including the "Big Campfire" and the "Big Balcony". The Big Campfire is similar to our smaller, more intimate campfire but with a huge amphitheater style seating arrangement in a valley between mountains. Look for some easter eggs :)

Big Rooms: 12 people per multiplayer room

For the past 3 years, Bigscreen used to only allow up to 4 people in a room. Today, we added a special type of room called "Big Rooms" which lets 12 people hangout in a single space. Only the host/admin can stream their desktop in a Big Room, and will need to have a good internet connection (10Mbps upload or better)

MAJOR MAJOR performance improvements in CPU & GPU usage
  • First: we re-built most of our environments to make the 3D artwork perform *much better*. Way fewer combined draw calls, polys, fewer transparencies, and the net result is a big reduction in the GPU cost
  • Second: previously, multiplayer rooms would require 5-15% more CPU for each person that joined your room. In a 4-person room, you might easily hit 100% CPU. Today, each new person that joins your room costs ~0% more CPU (magic!). This means a huge 30X reduction in CPU usage in multiplayer.
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p.s. in the next 2 weeks, we have some big news to share about more movie nights and Bigscreen on mobile VR headsets 👀
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February 4

Performance improvements in this weekend's Bigscreen Beta update (0.26.0)

Hey all,

We released an update yesterday (Version 0.26.0) that has significant improvements to CPU usage and streaming performance. This is especially noticeable in Big Rooms. We plan to publicly launch Big Rooms later this week.

Please give this latest update a spin! Let us know if the Big Rooms streaming performance is good.

We've got a really exciting update planned for next week 🌲🔥
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“Bigscreen combines the power and utility of your desktop computer, with the limitless and immersive presence of VR, to create a one-of-a-kind social experience”

“That ability to display whatever I want, in whatever size, shape and placement I prefer, that has me the most excited about virtual reality.”

“An important step toward turning VR from a once-in-a-blue-moon experience into something you use every day”

Just Updated

The Cinema Update - Now with Flawless Desktop Streaming!

HUGE Cinema environment

Incredible 1080p 30fps Desktop Streaming (for movies, multiplayer games, etc)

Native Desktop Audio Streaming

Experimental Windows 7 & Nvidia Optimus support

Read the full release notes here:

About This Game

Bigscreen is a virtual desktop app that lets you use your computer in VR on massive virtual screens and a place to hang out with other users in virtual worlds to play PC games, have virtual LAN parties, draw with 3D markers, listen to music, watch movies, anime, YouTube, and Twitch streams with friends, or relax by the campfire and chat.

Feature List

  • PLAY your favorite PC, Xbox One, or PS4 games on massive screens
  • WATCH movies, videos, and TV shows on sites like Netflix and YouTube—basically anything you can do on your PC today
  • DRAW with 3D markers for fun sketching, doodling, and whiteboarding
  • CUSTOMIZE your screen to the perfect position, size, and curvature
  • HANG OUT IN VIRTUAL WORLDS from a luxury house, campfire, theaters, to outer space
  • 3D SBS (Side-by-Side) & OU support for 3D movies & games
  • SOCIAL VR hangout in Multiplayer in Public and Private rooms with up to 4 players
  • CROSS-PLATFORM support with Oculus Rift & HTC Vive
  • VOICE CHAT with positional audio so you can hear your friends like they would be talking to you in real life
  • DESKTOP SHARING to look at and hear a friend's computer screen in VR. Watch movies together, have a virtual LAN party, and more!
  • USE YOUR HANDS with LeapMotion, Oculus Touch, Oculus Remote, and HTC Vive controllers to move screens around, interact with the tablet UI, draw, and wave at friends
  • MULTIPLE MONITOR support for up to 3 monitors, showing either your physical monitors or virtual/emulated monitors

Coming Soon

  • Mobile Vr Headsets
  • Larger Multiplayer Rooms
  • More virtual worlds
  • Integrated “native apps” (better video players, browsers, etc)
More features to be announced! Follow our recent updates. Bigscreen is regularly updated.

Ideas? Feature requests? Bugs? Join our active Discord Community or email us at

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or greater
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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