Bigscreen lets you use your PC desktop in VR. Watch movies with friends in a virtual movie theater. Play your favorite PC video games on a huge screen. Hangout in social VR chat rooms. Participate in weekly 3D Movie Nights, VR LAN parties, and other events.
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Mixed (25) - 60% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,024) - 91% of the 1,024 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 28, 2016
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February 16

Bigscreen 2019 update - PATCH #3 bugfixes

Hey all,

Thanks for all the feedback and bug reports about the 2019 UPDATE.

Bugs we fixed in today's Patch #3:
  • fixed a performance bug for PC users that had additional supersampling set outside of Bigscreen
  • fixed a performance bug with the Camera tool rendering 4K or even 8K video
  • fixed a bug where some GearVR users couldn't use the keyboard, couldn't login, couldn't use the app
  • fixed a bug with grabbing the UI
  • fixed a bug with the list of rooms not updating
  • fixed a bug when changing a public room to a private room
  • fixed a bug with Windows 7 users crashing on app start

Friday Patch #2 fixes:
  • fixed Remote Desktop not launching for some users
  • fixed the Public Rooms List not updating sometimes
  • fixed bugs with the Alt-Tab screen; it will appear less often, and won't be annoying for users with VR controllers!
  • fixed several UI bugs

Thursday Patch #1 fixes:
  • fixed a crash on app start (on the PC)
  • fixed Audio Driver installation errors
  • fixed Audio issues due to audio devices with unicode/text names
  • improved UI/poking issues
  • fixed bug with Alt-Tab screen and it will not appear for users with VR controllers unless you Alt-Tab to Bigscreen
  • moved the full Environment selection UI from the Room page to front of the Home page
  • fixed performance issue in multiplayer rooms due to incorrectly streaming at >1080p resolutions (ex. 4K), affecting PC & Mobile performance

Known Bugs we will Fix Soon

The top priorities are the performance issues and the Audio streaming issues.

  • PC performance issues where performance gets worse every minute when you are Alt-Tabbed away from Bigscreen.exe, performance resets when you Alt-Tab and focus on Bigscreen.exe. Weird bug, horrible performance. WILL be fixed soon!
  • Mobile/Oculus Go performance issues
  • desktop audio streaming is too quiet or seems muted

Tomorrow, we will release Patch #4 and fix more of those bugs!

READ about the 2019 UPDATE here: https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791453071702/announcements/detail/1754619140864802328
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February 15

Bigscreen 2019 update - PATCH #2 bugfixes

Hey all,

Thanks for all the feedback and bug reports about the 2019 UPDATE.

Bugs we fixed in today's Patch #2:

Patch #2 fixes:
  • fixed Remote Desktop not launching for some users
  • fixed the Public Rooms List not updating sometimes
  • fixed bugs with the Alt-Tab screen; it will appear less often, and won't be annoying for users with VR controllers!
  • fixed several UI bugs

Patch #1 fixes:
  • fixed a crash on app start (on the PC)
  • fixed Audio Driver installation errors
  • fixed Audio issues due to audio devices with unicode/text names
  • improved UI/poking issues
  • fixed bug with Alt-Tab screen and it will not appear for users with VR controllers unless you Alt-Tab to Bigscreen
  • moved the full Environment selection UI from the Room page to front of the Home page
  • fixed performance issue in multiplayer rooms due to incorrectly streaming at >1080p resolutions (ex. 4K), affecting PC & Mobile performance

Known Bugs we will Fix Soon

The top priorities are the performance issues and the Audio streaming issues.

  • PC performance issues that cause 1-2fps even on high-end GPUs, and a related bug with non-VR cameras (ex. the Selfie Stick) where opening & closing fixes the perf issue
  • Supersampling issues
  • Mobile/Oculus Go performance issues
  • some users cannot create/login to accounts with an "Oops something went wrong" generic message
  • desktop audio streaming is too quiet or seems muted

Tomorrow, we will release Patch #3 and fix more of those bugs!
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Reviews

“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”
UploadVR

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

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

About This Game


Watch your favorite movies with friends and family around the world in a cozy home theater or a massive IMAX-style cinema! Relive the good ol' days when you hung out with friends IRL and played video games in the basement until 4AM. Screen cheat or strategize and play together! Instead of that tiny 13" laptop, play any game on massive, customizable screens. Wrap the virtual screen around you for a more immersive experience.



See your PC's desktop screen on huge virtual monitors! There's multi-monitor support for up to three virtual monitors and all customizable to any shape or size.


Screen sharing in VR chat rooms enables you to watch movies with friends, play games together, and more!


You can watch movies in side-by-side 3D or over-under 3D.


Worried about not having the same VR headset? There's cross-platform VR headset support for the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, any SteamVR headset, and any Windows Mixed Reality headset!


Create public or private rooms for up to 12 people!


Choose from a variety of environments when you create your room! From an actual movie theater to a campfire setting, find a scene that fits your mood!


Maybe you're not always here to watch a video or a movie. 3D markers are available for you to create images in the virtual space, and you can share that with anyone that hangs out in your room. They might even want to draw beside you!





We're always working on new features! Feel free to let us know how we can improve your experience in Bigscreen from the options listed in the Support section below.

  • VIDEO PLAYER: Play local video files stored on your headset or stream from a video server.
  • FRIEND SYSTEM: Add your friends to your list so they can easily join your rooms.
  • NEW AVATARS: Updated avatar options will be available for you to customize even further.


Bugs? Crashing? Need help? Join our community from one or all of the options below, and we'll be happy to help! Our community is very supportive and sometimes reply quicker than us:

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or greater
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space

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