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Sky VR app

The Sky VR app, available to download for free, showcases a range of immersive experiences from Sky and the best content from Sky’s partners. Just select a video in the app and get transported into the heart of the action.

You can download the app from Google Play or Apple’s App Store and, if you’re using a Gear VR or Oculus Rift headset, from the Oculus store.

You don’t need a Sky iD to access or use the app, but you must be aged 16 or over.

  • What equipment do I need?

    You can enjoy the Sky VR app without a headset but to get the fully immersive virtual reality experience you should use it with a Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift headset.

    Using the app without a headset

    You’ll need an Android smartphone (running OS 5.0 or above) or iPhone (running iOS 8.0 or above).

    Using the app with Google Cardboard

    You’ll need:

    • A Google Cardboard headset.
    • An Android smartphone (running OS 5.0 or above) or iPhone (running iOS 8.0 or above). This smartphone or iPhone must also be compatible with Google Cardboard.

    Using the app with Gear VR

    You’ll need:

    • A Gear VR headset.
    • An Android smartphone running OS 5.0 or above. This smartphone must also be compatible with Gear VR.

    Using the app with Oculus Rift

    You’ll need:

    • An Oculus Rift headset.
    • An Oculus Rift compatible PC.

  • How do I use the app safely?

    Whether you’re using the app in a headset or not, please follow these safety guidelines:

    • The app shouldn’t be used by anyone aged under 16.
    • Take breaks frequently when using the app. If at any point you experience nausea, discomfort, eye strain or disorientation, stop using the app and/or headset immediately.
    • Don’t use the app and/or headset while driving, walking, or in any way that distracts you from real-world situations or prevents you from obeying traffic and safety regulations.
    • If you’re feeling impaired or disorientated after using the app and/or headset, don’t drive or operate heavy machinery.
    • If you regularly have, or could be prone to having, seizures, consult with a doctor before using the app and/or headset.

  • How do I fix a problem with the app?

    Having problems with the Sky VR app?

    Try following these tips:

    1. Your smartphone or PC needs to be connected to the internet for the Sky VR app to work, so check that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network or 3G/4G. We recommend a connection of at least 5Mbps.
    2. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the Sky VR app to see if this solves your problem.
    3. Check if other apps, such as the Sky News app, are working on your device. If they are, it could be an issue with your headset, if you’re using one.
    4. If you’ve tried all of the above and the Sky VR app still isn’t working, it may be that we’re experiencing problems. We’ll be doing our utmost to fix any issues so please try using the app again later.

    Having problems with your headset?

    To troubleshoot issues with Google Cardboard, Gear VR or Oculus Rift, please visit the relevant product’s official help website.

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