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Setup with no phone

NMNeilNMNeil Posts: 3
NerveGear
Thinking of buying a Go, but I don't have, and do not intend to get a smartphone or a Google play account. So how else can you get it to work?

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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,504
    Project 2501
    NMNeil said:
    Thinking of buying a Go, but I don't have, and do not intend to get a smartphone or a Google play account. So how else can you get it to work?
    If you do not own or have access to an approved smartphone then you are best to give the Go a miss imho.  Also, you will need to set up an Oculus account.  Please have a look at the following Oculus Go support pages for more info'

    https://support.oculus.com/183135912238400/

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  • NMNeilNMNeil Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Interesting. Sort of like buying a new can them being told the only way you can use it is to register with a different company so you can download an app that will allow you to use certain gas stations to fill up.
    Yes, I shall give the Go a miss.


  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,504
    Project 2501
    Ya, that may be the right thing for you to do.

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  • Diablo_83Diablo_83 Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Do you have a tablet, as I set mine up with my Android tablet with no issues, even though I only own a Windows phone.
  • kevincriswell77kevincriswell77 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    NMNeil said:
    Interesting. Sort of like buying a new can them being told the only way you can use it is to register with a different company so you can download an app that will allow you to use certain gas stations to fill up.
    Yes, I shall give the Go a miss.


    um...no   Sorry but the requirements clearly demonstrate what is needed to setup and use the Oculus Go.
    It's like someone buying a rift than complaining that the rift requires a PC to operate.  Requirements are listed for a reason 

  • FailrunnerFailrunner Posts: 187
    Art3mis
    NMNeil said:
    Interesting. Sort of like buying a new can them being told the only way you can use it is to register with a different company so you can download an app that will allow you to use certain gas stations to fill up.
    Yes, I shall give the Go a miss.


    um...no   Sorry but the requirements clearly demonstrate what is needed to setup and use the Oculus Go.
    It's like someone buying a rift than complaining that the rift requires a PC to operate.  Requirements are listed for a reason 

    If it was that clear why would people be asking on a forum. 🤔
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,244
    Wintermute
    um...no   Sorry but the requirements clearly demonstrate what is needed to setup and use the Oculus Go.

    Your version of "clearly demonstrate" is different to mine.
    If you go to Oculus' own web page for the Oculus Go, you get to see lots of clear info and pictures. About half way down the page you see this...............

    Ready to go when you are.

    Experience portable, all-in-one VR without a PC.3


    That "3" on the end is in "superscript". When you scroll to the very end of the page (still with no mention of a phone being req'd), you see the explanation of the "3" in the fine print. ...................


    "3" Setup requires an iPhone (iOS 10 or higher) or Android™ (6.0 Marshmallow or higher) smartphone, the Oculus app (free download), 802.11 b/g/n wireless Internet access and an Oculus account. Additional details are available here.

    This is "fine print", light grey text on a dark grey background with a link to additional details somewhere else.

    There are SEVEN (7) "Buy Now" and "Add To Basket" links before you get to the fine print.

    Clear?

    I don't think so.




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  • NMNeilNMNeil Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Point taken.
    Even if I can use a tablet or borrow a smartphone there is still the issue that the only place you can get the free app to make it work is the google store or apple, both of which require that you register.
    Why can't you simply download the app directly from Oculus without registering, after all they are the ones selling the product?
    Seems that there is this determination from Farcebook and others to have you give your personal information at every opportunity before their products will work.
    It's put me off the idea of getting a VR system.


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