The Steam 360 Video Player allows SteamVR compatible VR headsets to playback Steam 360 Video content that can be found on the Steam Store.
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Mixed (52) - 61% of the 52 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
May 10, 2017

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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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March 12

Build Notes - 3/12/2018

- Exposes new Diamond Plane format for 6K+ resolutions requiring lower network bandwidth.
- Bandwidth average now shown in Mb/s not MB/s.
- Better ambisonics support.
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December 1, 2017

New Build Available #2333444

Sorry for the long, long, long time between updates. Pretty sure I have been in a time machine traveling the Universe and just got back...

Anyway, this new build picks up all the changes that Pixvana have made over the past 5 months in their SPIN SDK including better support for all SteamVR compatible graphics cards.

For content creators, the Diamond plane and Varisqueeze formats are now supported so you can render in those formats in SPIN Studio (though I still need to surface this in the in-app UI and in the Steam store). Also, Ambisonic audio support is being tested and should make its debut soonish so you can use 4-channel spatial audio in your 360 videos.

SteamVR Media Player

If you're here looking for something to play your local video files in a VR headset, SteamVR now has a player in beta that you can access from the SteamVR monitor window (choose Run Media Player). At some point in 2018 this new media player and the Steam 360 Video player will merge into one all encompassing player, but for now we are going to continue the two betas independent of each other.
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About This Software

The Steam 360 Video Player allows SteamVR compatible VR headsets to playback Steam 360 Video content that can be found on the Steam Store. Once installed, you can find 360 videos on the Steam store.

The Steam 360 Video Player is currently in Beta. More information about the 360 Video Beta can be found here.

Update: An early test for Non-HMD playback is now available in the build released 7/7/2017.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit Only
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Bandwidth requirements depend on the resolution and quality of the video being played. Please see the Steam 360 Video FAQ for more information.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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