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Watching 360 videos in VR on the Oculus Rift S

Aganto
Level 2
I tried searching for a solution, but I either not really got an answer or not really one thats solving my issue so far.
I simply want to watch 360 videos on the internet in VR. 
The solution seemed rather simple. Firefox supports WebVR and is supposed to go well with oculus. But every tutorial ever just leads me to the Firefox Reality App for Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. The Rift S has no such App. The Firefox Browser on its own is supposed to be able to pull it off as well, however its not doing anything.
Google chrome has Oculus support and WebVR, but this, again, seems to do simply nothing. 
Then there was Opera, but once again the VR button that is supposed to turn the 360 YT-Video into VR simply doesn't exist for me.
I tried DeoVR from the Oculus Store, but neither was I able to copy paste an URL as described, nor did the manual search result in something else than just a flat cinema mode.
The Youtube VR App from Steam VR worked in principle, but since its only for YT and the reviews are abysmal I am not sure about just taking that as a "solution".
Another suggestion was to buy Virtual Desktop, but I am of course not going to pay money for a solution, that maybe simply won't work because of problems I had before, and that might have a solution I am simply unable to find.

What was your solution to get things done? I thought watching VR content on the browser with a VR headset would be kind of a no brainer, so I can hardly imagine to be the first one.

Thanks in advance

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Roei_T
Level 2
I am struggling with this issue too. seems something that should be simple but it's not. How do we watch VR videos with this thing which are not in an app, but links like youtube, vimeo, or any other? basically asking for aa VR browser...

JeffNik
Level 7
I have had some success watching WebVR content by running Oculus Home in my Rift S, viewing my PC desktop from the virtual desktop tool on the right side of the Home menu (bar?), launching Firefox, navigating to my video in the browser and clicking the "VR" icon at the lower right of the video.

Roei_T
Level 2

JeffNik said:

I have had some success watching WebVR content by running Oculus Home in my Rift S, viewing my PC desktop from the virtual desktop tool on the right side of the Home menu (bar?), launching Firefox, navigating to my video in the browser and clicking the "VR" icon at the lower right of the video.


will try that. so I am basically launching firefox from my virtual desktop after I downloaded the webvr extenstion. will try that.