Oculus updates its PC software: you can launch SteamVR apps from third party software

July 27, 2017, 2:17 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Oculus updates its PC

Oculus has released an update for its PC software aiming to make it easier to launch content purchased from Steam or elsewhere while remaining inside the Oculus Home interface. The latest update i.e. 1.7 can be accessed by turning on the beta feature in the settings option.

There are several other features and updates which are added in the latest update. Some of them are:

  1. The library will display the five most played apps. But, if you toggle off third party apps tiles, they will be removed from the recent activities.

  2. You can remove an individual app from the library. But, be careful with this one as it does not uninstall the app and this action cannot be undone.

  3. If you are using an app which you purchased from outside Oculus Store, your activity will be displayed as “Online”.

  4. You can also toggle displaying third party app tiles from the filter menu of the library which is present in the upper right of the Oculus desktop app.

The latest update allows you to add the third-party app to the Oculus Home interface when it starts using the Rift. If you go into Steam and launch the app, it would appear in the Oculus library.

The latest update brings a great relief to the Rift owners. It can be a hectic task to jump back and forth between Steam and Oculus Home to play the software purchased from the store. The latest feature will make the Oculus Home more appealing for all software compatible with Rift.

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