In order to install The View App on your Quest 2, you first need to install SideQuestVR software on your computer.
A) Click this link SideQuestVR, accept the terms and conditions and start the installation process.
Download the version of SideQuestVR for your operating system:
- OSX (M1)
- OSX (Intel)
- Windows 10 (x64)
B) To allow the installation of apps and games to your headset, you need to enable developer mode. To do this, you have to be registered as a "developer" on the Oculus website. This process is free, quick, and easy to set up. Go to dashboard.oculus.com on your PC and create an 'organization'. You'll first be asked to accept the developer agreement, you will then need to verify your account using either a credit card or a phone number.
Most accounts will already be verified and you may be able to skip this part.
C) Install Drivers
Windows only - skip this on Mac, Linux, and Android
Install the driver software for your device. Go to Windows Oculus Drivers on your PC and download the drivers. To install, extract the zip folder, right-click the file named: android_winusb.inf, and click install.
D) The next step is to enable developer mode on your Quest 2. You can do this via accessing your Oculus Mobile Application (iOS/Android).
If you haven't done it yet, download and install the Oculus App on your iPhone/ iPad/ smartphone/ tablet via Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Open the Oculus app, go to Menu→Devices→Developer Mode→ Enable:
E) Connect USB-C cable and Allow USB Debugging
Now it's time to connect the USB cable. Once you are connected you will have to allow USB debugging access on your headset. Look at the image below.
You could also select 'Always allow from this computer'.
Once you have done this a green dot will appear on the top left corner of the Sidequest window on your computer. Look at the image below.
Important 1): Disable Unlock Pattern in the Oculus app in Settings > Quest > More Settings > Unlock Pattern.
Important 2): In case of connection problems try a phone USB-C cable instead of the cable that comes with your Quest.
Open Sidequest application on your computer
Connect your Oculus Quest 2 headset to your computer with a USB cable.
- Step 4.1:
You might be prompted in your headset to allow the connection.
While the Sidequest application is open, locate the downloaded .apk file of The View.
Drag and drop the .apk file to the top left corner of Sidequest
Wait for the installation to finish.
Put on your headset
- Step 8.1:
Open the apps menu in the Quest 2 headset
- Step 8.2:
Open the drop down menu in the top right corner of the apps panel.
- Step 8.3:
Select “Unknown Sources” at the bottom of the list.
- Step 8.4:
Select the app with the name “The View”
You’ve successfully launched the application.
Now seat down, get comfortable and start exploring The View!
A smaller portion of the users may experience issues with loading the content correctly in the highest quality. Most of the time this is due to the internet processing the data, in the next versions of the application this won’t likely be an issue anymore, as we work on the software improvements more and more.
We still want to give you the chance to experience the immersive content we have been developing for you. This is why we are giving you exclusive early access to immersive content via The View Youtube channel.
Open the Oculus native Web Browser on your Quest 2 and head over to this website: downloadtheview.com. At the bottom of the installation guide you will find the list of the experiences you can choose from. Now, click one of the options you would like to experience and be ready for your first adventure by The View. Click “Full Screen” at the bottom right of the video display; make sure you select “VR 360” in the menu underneath the Youtube video screen; also make sure you select “2D” in the menu underneath the Youtube video screen. Press “Play” and you are good to go, enjoy and start exploring The View!
Find the list of immersive experiences:
We highly recommend that you take a seat before starting your journey. Some of the users may feel uncomfortable and experience motion sickness. This seems to happen less often when users seat while play the content. Please take a seat before starting your immersive experience with The View.
Explore the virtual lobby up in the sky
Meet Sirk, the trustworthy companion that will guide you through the virtual experiences available in The View
About the portals
Walk through the portal to access the catalogue of the 360 immersive experiences;
Internet connection required for use
The application streams in the video content. For users to be able to view the content an active internet connection is required.
This agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal and binding agreement between you (either an individual or entity) and The View B.V. (“The View”, or “us”, “we”, “our”), a company incorporated and registered in the Netherlands under company number 81938683 whose registered office is at Piet Heinkade 55, 1019 GM, Amsterdam.
When using virtual reality headsets it's important to follow our health and safety warnings. Also read and follow all setup and operating instructions provided with the headset.
By downloading, installing or otherwise using the App, you represent to us that you are of the legal age of maturity in the jurisdiction in which you reside. You may not use any portion of the App and you may not accept this Agreement if you are not legally authorized to accept and be bound by these terms or are not at least 18 years of age and, in any event, of a legal age to form a binding contract with The View.
1. Grant of License
This is the first version of the App and provided free of costs. The App is intended to serve as a proof of concept only. The View may discontinue the App at any time in The View’s sole discretion and has no obligation to further develop or to make it generally available. This Agreement grants you a non-exclusive, nontransferable, non-sub licensable license to install and use on your computer, one (1) copy of the specified version of the App that will allow you to install APK files to your Oculus Quest 2 headset solely for your own evaluation purpose. You may not demonstrate or show the the App to third parties without The View’s written permission.
The App is licensed and not sold to you. Provided that you are eligible to use the App, this Agreement grants you only the non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable, limited, personal right to access and use the App, but you do not acquire any rights, express or implied, in the App other than those specified in this Agreement. The View and its licensors retain all right, title, and interest in and to the App, any updates, upgrades, including source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, graphics, media content and accompanying online documentation, including without limitation all patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights and any goodwill associated therewith. This includes the App’s design, graphics, computer code, "look and feel" and The View's domain names.
Other than as expressly set forth herein, you may not copy, distribute, display or perform publicly, make available to the public or communicate to the public, sublicense, decompile, disassemble, reduce to human readable form, execute publicly, adapt, make commercial use of, process, compile, translate, sell, lend, rent, reverse engineer, combine with other software, modify or create derivative works of the App, any documentation or the services or any part thereof, in any way or by any means. You may not use any name, mark, logo or domain name that is confusingly similar to our marks, logos and internet domain names. You must refrain from any action or omission that may dilute or damage our goodwill.
3. License Restrictions
Except as provided otherwise herein, you shall not rent, lease, sublicense, sell, assign, loan, or otherwise transfer the App. You shall not, and you shall not permit any third party, to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the App. You may not remove or destroy any product identification, copyright notices, or other proprietary markings or restrictions from the App. You may not modify or adapt the App, merge the App into another program or create derivative works based upon the App.
This Agreement shall be effective upon installation or first use of the App and may be terminated by The View at any time upon notice to you and, in any event, will automatically terminate, without notice, upon the release of a subsequent version of the App.
You will provide The View with reasonable feedback on the App’s performance, including but not limited to usability, bug reports and test results. You will review and comment on all documentation supplied. All bug reports, test results and other feedback made by you will be the property of The View and may be used by The View for any purpose it sees fit. Due to the nature of the development work, The View is not certain if errors or discrepancies in the App may be corrected.
The View may, at its sole option, make upgrades to the App available by general posting on a website or by any other means or methods. Such upgrades may be made available pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or the release of such upgrades to you may be subject to your acceptance of another Agreement.
7. Support Services
The View is not obligated to provide technical or other support (‘Support Services’) for the App. If The View does provide you with Support Services, these will be governed by separate terms to be agreed between you and The View.
8. No Warranty
The View and its licensors do not warrant that the App will operate error free or uninterrupted, or will meet your requirements. You assume all responsibilities for selection of the App to achieve your intended results, and for the installation of, use of, and results obtained from the App. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The View and its licensors disclaim all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and accuracy or completeness of results with respect to the App and the accompanying materials. It is up to you to take precaution against damages resulting from this App. If you are not an experienced user, or otherwise in any doubt of your capabilities to make such a decision, please do not download and/or use this App. In no event shall The View be liable to you for any damages, including damages arising out of the use or inability to use the App or damage or loss of data. Please be aware that this App may function in unexpected ways may still contain bugs.
9. Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances will The View or its licensors be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, or incidental damages, or any similar damage or loss, including but not limited to lost profits or revenues, loss resulting from business interruption, loss of business information, loss of data, loss of use or any other loss even if the View or its licensors has been advised of the possibility of such damages, loss, tax liability, cost or expense, howsoever caused or incurred (including without limitation through error, omission, negligence, misrepresentation, miscalculation or matters outside the control of The View).
If, notwithstanding the other provisions of this Agreement, The View is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of your use of the App or other services included on or otherwise made available to you, The View’s aggregate liability shall in no event exceed an amount greater of one dollar or any amounts actually paid in cash by you directly to The View, for the prior one month period prior to the first event or occurrence giving rise to such liability. The limitations and exclusions also apply if this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses or fails of its essential purpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the App or with any of this Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the App.
Any action concerning any dispute you may have with respect to the App must be commenced within one year after the cause of the dispute arises, or the cause of action is barred.
You agree to indemnify and hold The View, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against The View by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the App or any willful misconduct on your part.
Certain product names used in this Agreement, the App and any user documentation may constitute trademarks of The View, its licensors or other third parties. You are not authorized to use any such trademarks.
12. Export Administration
The App may be subject to the export control laws of, trading embargoes or other trading restrictions imposed by, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union and/or the United Nations. You acknowledge that none of the App may be accessed, used or otherwise exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly into any countries that are subject to U.S., UK, EU, United Nations or Canadian sanctions applicable to export or re- export of goods. By downloading or installing the App you represent and warrant that you (i) are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S., UK, EU, United Nations or Canadian embargo, or that has been designated by U.S., UK, EU, United Nations or Canada as a terrorist-supporting country and (ii) are not listed on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, specially designated nationals, or blocked persons.
13. Changes to the Agreement
The View reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time, for example to address changes to the law or regulatory changes or changes to functionalities offered through the App. Such amendments are equally binding on you, and you should therefore regularly visit this page to read the latest Agreement which you are bound by. We may, at any time, and without prior notice, change the features, scope, design, layout or availability of the App.
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between you and The View and supersedes any prior representation, undertaking or other communication or advertising with respect to the App and user documentation. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. This Agreement shall not prejudice the statutory rights of any party dealing as a consumer.
In case and to the extent that any provisions of this Agreement are cancelled or declared invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement and the validity, existence, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced, or impaired in any way. If any part of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, The View shall draw up a new provision to replace the null/nullified provision, duly observing as much as possible the object and purpose of the annulled provision and the remainder of the Agreement will remain in full force.
16. Governing law
These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the Netherlands without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws thereof. You agree to any disputes connected with the Agreement or the implementation thereof being decided by the competent court in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The View shall always have the right to institute legal proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction whether under this Agreement or any other Agreement.
If any part of the Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect, provided that the allocation of risks described herein is given effect to the fullest extent possible.
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