Easy 360 video playback

Easy, user-enabled playback of 360 video content.Ready to go in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Select your platform

Look&Play is compatible with the Oculus GO, Rift & Quest, Samsung Gear VR, Pico VR, Daydream and Android. Android users can download directly from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Prepare and upload your 360° content

Look&Play supports 360° videos which you can easily push to your devices and manage using the pre-loader.

We support:
– Stereoscopic & monoscopic 360° video
-Recommended resolution: 3840 x 1920 px
– Spatial (.tbe) & stereo audio

Step 3: Custom branding

Look&Play has the option to add a branded background for the waiting room and branded icons for the 360° videos.

Step 4 (optional): Enable forced Kiosk Mode

You can force the device to automatically start Look&Play when powered on. This also ensures that the user can’t exit the application.

We also offer a Kiosk mode for your own VR app.

The process

Buy license

Buy a license for
Look&Play

Install Look&Play

Follow instructions on the
download page

Use the app

Start Look&Play on
your VR device

Optional Kiosk Mode

Start Look&Play automatically
when powering on with free Kiosk Mode

Pricing

1 WEEK + FREE KIOSK MODE

5

Per device

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1 MONTH + FREE KIOSK MODE

20

Per device

Start Now

CUSTOMENTERPRIZEEDITION

Specific requirements?
Please let us know and
we’ll provide a custom quote
based on your needs.

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1 WEEK

5

Per device

Start Now

1 MONTH

20

Per device

Start Now

1 YEAR

80

Per device

Start Now

CUSTOMENTERPRIZEEDITION

Specific requirements?
Please let us know and
we’ll provide a custom quote
based on your needs.

Contact us

Feature List

360° video

  • Monoscopic
  • Stereoscopic
  • Recommended resolution: 3840 x 1920

Custom

  • Branded background
  • Branded icons

Core features

  • No controller needed to start video
  • Gaze interaction with multiple video’s

Additional features

  • Spatial & stereo audio
  • Preloader

FAQ

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Supported Platforms

Which platforms are supported?

Look&Play is compatible for the Oculus Go, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, PICOVR and Android devices.

What are the minimum requirements of my Android smartphone?

A general rule of thumb is that your smartphone needs to have a gyroscope and enough computing power to play a VR video. You can check if your phone has a gyroscope on: https://www.gsmarena.com/. Furthermore, you can check if your phone can play VR video by opening a 360° on YouTube or on your smartphone.

Does Look&Play work on the Oculus Go?

Yes, it does.

Does Look&Play work on the Samsung Gear VR?

Yes, it does.

Content

Does Look&Play support 4K resolution?

Yes, Look&Play supports monoscopic and stereoscopic video up to 4K.

What type of content is supported?

Look&Play supports: – Monoscopic 360° video – Stereoscopic 360° video – Spatial audio – 360° photo for a branded waiting room Video specifications: Codec: H265 or H264 .mp4 file Resolution: 3840×1920 FPS: 30 Max bitrate: 16 mb/s Audio: Stereo aac audio or .tbe Branding specifications: Codec JPFG, PNG Resolution background: 3480×1920 Resolution icons: 512×512

How many pieces of content can I load onto my device?

You can upload an unlimited amount of 360° videos. Do note that you can add a maximum of 375 video files per each folder. The total amount is only restricted by your device capacity.

What are the recommended specifications for a 360° video?

Codec: H265 or H264 Resolution: 3840×1920 FPS: 30 Max bitrate: 16 mb/s Audio: Stereo aac audio or .tbe

What are the recommended specifications of a 360° background?

Codec JPG, PNG Resolution: 3840×1920

What are the recommended specifications for the icons?

Codex PNG Resolution: 512×512 We strongly recommend to use icons with a transparent background.

Do you support spatial audio?

Yes, we support Two Big Ear (.tbe) files.

Do you support stereoscopic 360 video?

Yes, we support stereoscopic TB and LR, as well as monoscopic files.

Is it possible to play 2D videos?

You can make an edit of the video that contains a 2D video screen which displays your video. Look&Play originally broadcasts 360° videos on VR headsets.

What kind of audio is supported?

We support standard stereo audio as well as spatial audio in the form of Two Big Ears (.tbe)

Software features

Is it possible to load multiple 360° videos into my device?

Yes. You can upload an unlimited amount of 360° videos. Do note that you can add a maximum of 375 video files per each folder. The total amount is only restricted by your device capacity.

Is it possible to add spatial audio to my 360° video?

Yes, this is possible.

How do I start a 360° video?

Once you start the Look&Play app you will be in a virtual waiting room. Here you can choose to start a 360° video by looking at the icon for a few seconds. Once the 360° finishes you will automatically return to the waiting room.

Where can I download the Look&Play app?

For the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR you can only download the app using the redeem code you will receive from us once you bought your license. For your Android device you can download the app in the Play Store, this is a cardboard version. For both options you also need the license code to be able to start using the Look&Play app.

Is it possible to load multiple 360° videos into my device?

Yes. You can upload an unlimited amount of 360° videos. Do note that you can add a maximum of 375 video files per each folder. The total amount is only restricted by your device capacity.

Is it possible to add spatial audio to my 360° video?

Yes, this is possible.

How do I start a 360° video?

Once you start the Look&Play app you will be in a virtual waiting room. Here you can choose to start a 360° video by looking at the icon for a few seconds. Once the 360° finishes you will automatically return to the waiting room.

Where can I download the Look&Play app?

For the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR you can only download the app using the redeem code you will receive from us once you bought your license. For your Android device you can download the app in the Play Store, this is a cardboard version. For both options you also need the license code to be able to start using the Look&Play app.

Support

How does the redeem code work?

In order to download the Look&Play app on your Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR you need a redeem code. To use the Look&Play software you need a license code. You will receive these once you have purchased Look&PLay. More info can be found in the guide. You can download it here.

Is there a guide available?

Yes, we have made a guide that explains how to install the Look&play app, how you can prepare your content and how to load it on your device. You can download it here.

Is there a support page?

Yes, there is a support page. You can click here to go to the page.

How can I contact your support team?

Please send an email to sales@lookandplay.io or you can call us on: +31 30 71 16 158

Purchasing and licenses

Can I order a license for a certain date?

Yes, you can. When purchasing a license you can fill in your requested starting date.

How can I pay for my license?

You can pay via bank transfer, PayPal, Credit card, Bancontact, Sofort, Multibanco, Przel, ewy24, EPS, iDeal & Giropay.

I want to resell Look&Play, is this possible?

We offer special discounts for resellers and partners. Please contact sales@lookandplay.io for more information.

Is it possible to get a license of the software for one week?

Yes, this is possible. Costs per week are: € 5-. per device. Total costs would depend on the amount of devices you would like to use.

What is Look&Play’s pricing model?

Look&Play works with flexible pricing. The price depends on the amount of devices and time used. You can find more information on the pricing page.

Is it possible to end the license earlier and get money back?

No, it is not possible to end a license earlier than planned.

Is it possible to lower the amount of devices during a year license?

Yes, this is possible. Send an email to sales@lookandplay.io to lower the amount of devices.

How does the purchase process work?

As soon as you place an order or send an email to sales@lookandplay.io, you will receive a welcome email. In this email we will provide you with the redeem code and license code. You need these to install the Look&Play app and to be able to use it.

How do I extend my license?

Order a new license on the website or send an email to sales@lookandplay.io. After your order, you will receive an automatic email with a new license code. You can use this code to continue using Look&Play.

Kiosk Mode

For which devices is Kiosk Mode available?

Kiosk Mode is available for Oculus GO & PICO headsets.

What does the Kiosk Mode cost?

Kiosk Mode is free for the Look&Play app. If you would like to use it for your own VR App the costs are 145 Euros for a lifetime license.

Does Kiosk Mode disable the calibration needed to recenter the Oculus GO?

No, sadly there is no way to bypass this. Every time the Oculus GO is removed it needs to recenter when it’s put on again.

Where can i download Kiosk Mode for Oculus GO & PICO

You can find the download links and instructions here: https://lookandplay.io/download/

Additional info

Kiosk mode for 360 video

Kios mode for 360 video

Let’s run through a real-life scenario: You want to show a great 360 video, you launch the gallery app and select the video. Press pause and hand the VR headset to the other person. Now here’s the remote, just point at the video and press resume … or play … no that’s back … Hand me the VR headset back again, something went wrong… Sounds familiar? Why is such a simple task so difficult to accomplish on a virtual reality headset? You’re not the first person to ask this question, the solution is actually simple: A kiosk mode for 360 video. Let’s find out how this hidden feature can change the way you use VR.

Pass & Pray

Instead of Pass & Play most shared VR experiences are more like Pass & Pray. The moment you hand over a VR headset you lose control. The awkward menu system is not designed for new users like your friends, relatives or customers at an event. It’s like watching someone fumble their way through a PowerPoint presentation when the laser pointer doesn’t function properly, the beamer displays anything but the presentation, while the keynote speaker softly curses under his breath. The most heard complaint while using virtual reality for sales and presentation purposes is the lack of control once the headset is handed over. Stop praying and start playing with kiosk mode for 360 video!

What’s kiosk mode?

You’ve encountered kiosk mode many times, and often you don’t even notice it. That’s the point, a device like a computer or a tablet is limited to one specific function in order to provide the user with an intuitive experience. In simple terms: instead of letting users roam free you create a fenced playground with appropriate safety measures. Simple restrictions like removing functionality of the home button, or minimizing a window can change the entire experience. So how does this relate to kiosk mode for 360 video?

360 degree video has become very popular the last few years due to the rise of VR headsets in both personal and professional settings. The immersive nature of VR video is great for educational videos, promotional material or advertising. However, these are individual experiences, the moment someone puts on the headset you lose control. With a kiosk mode for 360 video you can control the headset to display the intended content and nothing more. Exiting to the Home Screen or starting another application is no longer possible.

How does it work?

Activating this particular mode is different for each system, however it’s possible on most Android based VR headsets. The Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Pico G2 are popular examples of standalone VR devices that run on Android. All systems have their own system running on top of Google Android, if this shell is bypassed it’s possible to start a kiosk mode for 360 video. Some devices make this easy, others make it quite a challenge. Look & Play is a solution developed by VR Owl that makes the process easy and hassle-free. Also important: it’s completely reversible and does not damage the hardware or software in any way.

What’s possible with kiosk mode for 360 video?

Although there have been many interactive applications developed for virtual reality, the most popular application is still 360 video. This type of content requires the least interaction on the part of the user, and provides a company or organization with an effective tool to present information to the employee or client. With an easy to use kiosk mode the user can view any 360 video without prior knowledge of virtual reality software or hardware. It’s possible to start one single video and play it back, loop video sequences or create a playlist. It’s also an option to create interactive video experiences without a VR controller.

Gaze based interaction

With kiosk mode for 360 video we have limited the interactive functionality of the device, so how can the user choose a different video? “Gazing” means watching in a particular direction for some time. The software starts counting down for a couple of seconds and then activates the chosen video. This means a completely hands free operation, a remote controller is not required. Gaze based interaction in combination with an easy to use interface allows for a VR experience that everyone will enjoy.

Non-destructive

Let’s emphasize that a kiosk mode for 360 video is a non-destructive process. The limitations can be switched off temporarily or permanently, the device can be turned back to its default state. Because suppliers of VR headsets choose not to offer a kiosk mode for 360 video, or make the process difficult, a third party solution will unleash the true potential of virtual reality. VR Owl offers their own Look & Play software which allows users to create video galleries using gaze based interactions. Contact them for more information about this product.