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Samsung VR doesn't play videos in VR mode after last Oculus update

the.reconstructionthe.reconstruction Posts: 24
Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
The Samsung VR mobile app com.samsung.android.video360 can't play videos in VR mode after this week Oculus update.
It pops the massage  "Insert into Gear VR", but that just brings up the Oculus Home, not the video.
That app was the only sensible way to to play videos, as it supports DLNA server. 

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  • the.reconstructionthe.reconstruction Posts: 24
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    Managed to get it temporarily working by uninstalling Oculus app runtime.
    But, that disables Oculus home and all the other apps.
    This is unacceptable, but sadly expected from Samsung and Oculus :(
    i7 3970x @ 4.4GHz | 64gb ddr3 | MSI GTX 1060 6GB | Gigabyte x79 UD5 | Samsung NVMe 960 pro | 10 x 3TB WD green
    Gear VR Innovators Edition | Note 3 | Note 4
  • Skaven252Skaven252 Posts: 45
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    Are you able to enter the Oculus Home and launch Samsung VR from there, then find the video through it?
  • the.reconstructionthe.reconstruction Posts: 24
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    edited April 22
    Skaven252 said:
    Are you able to enter the Oculus Home and launch Samsung VR from there, then find the video through it?
    Samsung VR works fine from Oculus Home, just not Samsung VR mobile. 
    So no, it's not possible to view movies over DLNA  from Samsung VR in Oculus home.
    Samsung VR mobile uses Samsung VR to play movies.

    The difference is important as only Samsung VR mobile supports DLNA.
    I keep all VR movies on a Plex DLNA server as I have over 1TB.


    i7 3970x @ 4.4GHz | 64gb ddr3 | MSI GTX 1060 6GB | Gigabyte x79 UD5 | Samsung NVMe 960 pro | 10 x 3TB WD green
    Gear VR Innovators Edition | Note 3 | Note 4
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