Kiosk mode for your VR App

Automatically start your own app when powering on your VR headset.

Features

All features for a fast and easy Kiosk mode

User-friendly

The Kiosk Mode allows for easy showing of your own VR app. Once the device is powered on your app starts automatically. The user can’t exit the app, change apps or enter the menu.

Platform & apps

The Kiosk mode is available for VR device such as the Oculus GO & PICO devices. The solution works with any VR App from which you can obtain a Bundle ID.

Easy installation 

After purchase we’ll send you easy to follow instructions. Installation takes about 10 minutes and you can easily turn Kiosk mode on and off.

The process

Buy

Purchase Kiosk Mode here

Bundle ID

Obtain the Bundle ID
of your VR app

Install

Configure the app and
install with one click

Start

Restart your device
and your app will start
automatically

Pricing

Kiosk mode for VR Apps

145

1 app – unlimited devices – lifetime license

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1 WEEK

5

Unlimited devices

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1 MONTH

20

Unlimited devices

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1 YEAR

298

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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 VR apps

Kiosk mode for VR apps

Tablets are often used for commercial purposes. For instance menus in a restaurant or a POS system at events. This is possible by activating the kiosk mode, which allows you to limit the usage of the tablet to only one app or function. It’s not possible for a user to access other apps or features on the device until a representative unlocks this mode.

Since the introduction of VR headsets there has been a huge demand for a kiosk mode for VR apps. Is this possible and if so … how? Also, what’s the difference between a kiosk mode for VR apps and a 360 video gallery?

How does kiosk mode work for VR apps?

Laptops and tablets are equipped with various accessibility features. Some solutions expand the capabilities of the device and some limit them. In order to show clients or guests an app or other content it’s recommended to limit the functionality of the device.

This is a temporary setting that can be switched off by the owner of the device. Virtual reality headsets pose a particular problem for presentations, in regular mode the representative is unable to guide the user through the process. With a kiosk mode for VR apps the user can navigate within one particular app without access to other apps or functionality. This eliminates the need for constant assistance during operation.

Difference between video and interactive applications

The two features that are used the most on virtual reality headsets are:

  1. Playback of VR video (180 / 360 degree immersive video).
  2. Running virtual reality applications with interactivity

For both types of use there are different ways to create a kiosk mode. Let’s examine both types and find out more about the particular usage.

1. Playback of VR video

Virtual reality video provides an immersive experience, usually without interactivity. Just sit back and relax, look around freely to observe the presentation. The video files are not very different from regular video, the headset and software will display the footage that make it seem the viewer is standing (or sitting) in the middle of the video. When there is more than one video file to choose from there will have to be some kind of interactivity. Using a controller would create an obstacle for the user, it will make operation more difficult. This can be solved by using a ‘gaze based’ system.

Gaze based means the user can look at a particular point in space, after a couple of seconds a virtual button will be activated based on the viewing location.

With a video collection a number of thumbnails will be displayed, looking at one thumbnail for a couple of seconds will activate the sequence. This removes the requirement for a VR controller and enhances user interaction. The kiosk mode in this example is basically a gallery app without an option to exit the application. This is great for a point of sale setup during sales exhibits.

2. Running VR apps

There’s also a kiosk mode for VR apps that limits the functionality of the device to one single application. In this case there’s usually an interactive element involved for which a VR controller is required. Now, this poses a problem. For instance, the Oculus Go remote features a Home button that lets the user exit the current app. By running the software in a controlled environment this option can be temporarily switched off, allowing for a kiosk mode for VR apps. Only the representative or a technician can exit this mode in order to provide a safe and pleasant user experience.

It doesn’t matter which app you wish to display, the software forces one app to boot without access to other features of the device. Of course this is only a temporary state that can be switched off in order to use the virtual reality headset in the default manner. This option is often used for training purposes and for sales presentations in stores and at events. It doesn’t need to be an approved app in the App Store, the software can be placed onto the device using sideloading. The process is completely non-destructive.

Not for all hardware

The kiosk mode for VR apps is typically reserved for standalone virtual reality headsets that run on the Android operating system. This includes the Samsung Gear VR, the Oculus Go and the Pico G2 headsets. For PC based devices other Windows based solutions are available. The easy of use and low price point of most Android headsets provides a great opportunity to show video and applications to a wide variety of users. Look & Play is a solution developed by the Dutch company VR Owl, and is available in a free version for 360 video and a competitively priced version that makes a kiosk mode for VR apps a reality. The possibilities are virtually limitless, for all types of commercial, educational and business implementations.