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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Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

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July 12

BIGSCREEN TV: watch movies, Twitch, sports, anime and 50+ channels for free, live, 24/7

Hey everyone,

We’re excited to launch Bigscreen TV today, a new way to watch movies, news, anime, sports, and more in VR with friends.

Bigscreen TV Launch Trailer

50+ Channels
  • Movies & TV: Rifftrax, MST3K, Anime, Pokémon, Pluto Movies, Comet, Shout! Factory, and more
  • Gaming & Sports: Red Bull TV, 24/7 Poker, 24/7 Trivia, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, Top Twitch (Ninja, Shroud, Sodapoppin, Timthetatman, Lirik, DrDisrespect, DrLupo, Pokimane, Summit1g), and more
  • News & Finance: NBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Sky News, Newsy, Cheddar News, RT America, Weather Nation, Crypto News, and more
  • Random: Monstercat, Lofi Hip Hop Beats Radio, Comedy Central, NASA, SpaceX, 24/7 Cats, and more

Free, Live, 24/7, Social, Public, Cross-Platform
  • Channels are free and live, provided by free, ad-supported services we have integrated, like YouTube, Twitch, Pluto, Comet. Some content will have advertising by the provider (ex. Twitch) and some content may not be available in all countries (ex. CBS Sports). Most channels are available 24/7.
  • Bigscreen TV is social: each TV channel supports thousands of people (in groups of 8 people per room). Thousands of people around the world can watch a League of Legends eSports tournament live together in VR in Bigscreen.
  • TV channels are public, making it easy to find people with similar interests. Join the SpaceX channel and meet other SpaceX fans to watch a rocket launch with!
  • Bigscreen is cross-platform, and works on every major PC and Mobile VR headset, including SteamVR (HTC Vive, Valve Index), Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, and Samsung GearVR. Bigscreen’s TV feature is also cross-platform, and works on every headset at launch.

Bigscreen TV vs. User-Created Bigscreen Rooms

For the past 3 years, Bigscreen has only had user-created Bigscreen rooms (up to 12 friends per room). Host a room on a Windows PC and Bigscreen’s screensharing features enable people to watch videos with friends, play PC games, and collaborate together.

Bigscreen TV rooms are public and created by Bigscreen. High-quality video streams directly from providers like YouTube and Twitch. Thousands of people can watch a Bigscreen TV channel together, in groups of 8 people per channel room.

No Windows PC required. No screensharing or upload bandwidth requirements. Instant access in one-click to a curated selection of live TV channels.

The existing Bigscreen features you love are all still here: private and public rooms are still fully supported. Offline mode is supported too (no account required!)

Bigscreen Home
The new starting environment is a beautiful modern-themed "Home"

What's NEXT for Bigscreen?
  • We're working on a new modern-themed CINEMA! We hope to release it within a couple weeks. This is one of the top requests!
  • We are working on 3D Movie Nights, more Bigscreen TV Channels, a Friends System, new Environments, enabling Channels in private/public rooms, and more.
  • We are improving Valve Index support and working on new avatars to support the Index controllers.

Let me know what you think!
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April 10

The Filters Update: Night Mode, Sharpness, Brightness and more screen filters

Hi everyone,

Crazy to think Bigscreen Beta launched on Steam 3 years ago. It's been in development for more than 4.5 years now!

We've been releasing dozens of updates and patch fixes in the past 2 months. Most of them were fixing bugs, crashes, and UX/usability issues. Today, we have a new feature we are releasing for fun :)

The Filters Update adds several screen filters that you can apply to your VR desktop screen.

  • Night Mode reduces the blue light emitted from the virtual screen. Since people spend an hour each week in Bigscreen on average, and some people spend 20-30 hours every week using Bigscreen, enabling "Night Mode" in Bigscreen could make a significant impact on your sleep quality.
  • 8-Bit Filter makes your screen blocky & pixelated (text becomes unreadable lol) and can make a game look like DOOM
  • CRT Filter adds barrel distortion and moire effects. Both 8-Bit and CRT are purely for fun, and make modern PC games look like retro nostalgic games
  • Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, and Saturation: fine tune your screen by adjusting brightness to reduce lens glares, adjusting sharpness and contrast for better text legibility, and adjusting saturation for vibrant movies. We also have some presets like "Movie" "Text" "Sports" and "Black & White"


What's next:
We're currently working on Quest, a Friends System, and several important bug fixes (some users cannot create accounts, especially on GearVR).

Let me know what you think! If you have bugs or feedback, you can chat with us on Discord:
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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”

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

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or greater
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space

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