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Get started with YouTube VR

The YouTube VR app allows you to easily find and watch 360 videos and virtual reality content with certain headsets and devices.

Note that the instructions below are for users with the Daydream View controller. Learn more about the YouTube VR app’s system requirements and availability to make sure you have the proper equipment.

 

Sign in

YouTube VR supports a personalized signed in experience, giving you access to a number of benefits, like viewing your playlist, subscriptions, recommendations, and more. 

Sign in

  1. From the home screen, click Account
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Select the account you’d like to use. 


Sign out

  1. From the home screen, click Account
  2. Select the account you'd like to sign out of.
  3. Click Sign out.

Browse videos

You can browse videos on the Home screen or in playlists by scrolling up and down on the touchpad. You can get to the Home screen at any time in two ways. 
  1. Click the App button on your controller.
  2. Click the Grid icon  with your player controls. 

Search for videos 

You can search for videos in YouTube VR in two ways: voice search or keyboard search. Search is found in the player controls menu or from the Home screen. 

Voice search

  1. Click Search .
  2. Select Voice.
  3. Say your search term out loud.


Keyboard search 

  1. Click Search .
  2. Select Keyboard.
  3. Type what you're looking for.

You can filter your search results by choosing from one or more of the following selections: 360°, 3D, Live, 4K, and CC

Player controls

While playing a video, click the App button on your controller or click the touchpad to access the player controls.

The player controls allow you to perform many actions:

  • Change volume (You can also change the volume by clicking + and - on the right side of the controller).
  • Go to the previous video.
  • Go to the next video.

You can also adjust your viewing settings in the player controls menu. 

Turn captions on or off

  1. Click Settings .
  2. Click Captions
  3. Select the desired language.

Change video quality

  1. Click Settings .
  2. Click Quality
  3. Select the desired video quality.

Turn Curved screen on or off (for non-360 videos and ads)

  1. Click Settings .
  2. Select Curved screen and toggle on or off.

Change Environment

  1. Click Settings .
  2. Click Environment.
  3. Select the desired Environment.

 

You can also Zoom in or out on non-360 videos. 

  1. Slide your finger up on the touchpad to zoom in.
  2. Slide your finger down on the touchpad to zoom out.

To dismiss the the player controls, click the the App button or touchpad again.

Re-Center your view

You may find that the cursor or view drifts off in one direction. The cursor and view can be quickly re-centered using the controller. 
  1. Aim the controller forward. 
  2. Hold down the Home button on your controller.
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