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Set up and connect 360 cameras

Currently, these are the 360 cameras that work with the Street View app. To set up and connect a 360 camera, choose a camera below.

Ricoh Theta S
  1. Turn the camera on by pressing and holding the power button on the side.
  2. Make sure the camera is fully charged. The power button will flash blue when the battery level is low.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi. You should see a blue Wi-Fi icon on the front of the camera. If you don’t see the icon, press the Wi-Fi button on the side.
  4. Choose photo mode. You should see a blue photo camera icon on the front of the camera. If you see a video camera icon instead, switch to photo mode using the button on the side of the camera.
  5. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  6. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  7. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password is the set of 8 numbers after "XS" on the bottom of the camera.
  8. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  9. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.

Tip: Watch a video about setting up and connecting a Ricoh Theta S.

Learn more about the Ricoh Theta S

YI 360 VR Camera
  1. Turn the camera on by pressing and holding the power button on the side.
  2. Make sure the camera is fully charged by checking the top right corner of its LED screen.
  3. Navigate through the camera menu and pick the Wi-Fi setting. Press the button on the side of the camera to turn the Wi-Fi on. You should see a Wi-Fi icon on the top right hand corner of the LED screen.
  4. Choose photo mode by navigating through the camera menu and selecting Photo.
  5. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  6. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  7. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC").
  8. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  9. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.
Ricoh Theta V

Note: Make sure the firmware on the Theta V has been updated to 1.10.1 or later. If prompted, follow the manufacturer's instructions to update your camera's firmware.

  1. To turn the camera on, tap the power button on the side.
  2. Make sure the camera is fully charged.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi. You should see a blue Wi-Fi icon on the front of the camera. If you don’t see the icon, press the Wi-Fi button on the side of the camera.
  4. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  5. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  6. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password is the full set of numbers after the uppercase letters on the network.
  7. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  8. In the Street View app, choose a capture mode (Interval or Auto).
  9. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.
Samsung Gear 360 2016
  1. Make sure a micro SD card is inserted. The card slot is located behind the door.
  2. Turn the camera on by pressing and holding the power button on the side.
  3. Make sure the camera is fully charged. On the camera screen, you can see the battery level.
  4. Press and hold the Menu button until you see "Gear 360 Manager".
  5. Press the Menu button twice until until you see "Google Street View".
  6. Press the button on the top of the camera to select this mode and turn on Wi-Fi.
  7. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  8. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  9. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password is the set of 8 numbers shown on the second line of the camera display.
  10. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  11. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.

Tip: Watch a video about setting up and connecting a Samsung Gear 360.

Learn more about the Samsung Gear 360

NCTech iris360
  1. Make sure a micro SD card is inserted. The card slot is located on the right side behind the foam door.
  2. Turn the camera on by moving the power switch from left to right.
  3. Make sure your camera and phone are fully charged.
  4. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  5. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password is "iris-360".
  6. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  7. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.

Tips:

Learn more about the NCTech iris 360

LG 360 CAM
  1. Turn the camera on by pressing the power button on the side.
  2. Make sure the camera is fully charged. Under the power button, you’ll see a red light flash when the battery level is low.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi. Double click the power button and the button on the front at the same time. When Wi-Fi is connected, a blue light will flash.
  4. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  5. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  6. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's Wi-Fi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password consists of "00" followed by the last 6 characters of the Wi-Fi network. For example, for Wi-Fi network LGR105_02CNDF the password is "0002CNDF".
  7. Open the Google Street View app Street View.
  8. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera Street View camera.

Tip: Watch a video about setting up and connecting a LG 360 CAM.

Learn more about the LG 360 CAM

Other cameras

There are more certified cameras not listed here. They use their own app to publish to Street View. Check each camera manufacturer’s documentation for more info. Learn more about other cameras you can use for Street View.

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