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The Shadow VR app finally in Early Access!

Shadow VR is here, we’ll explain how to install the app and enjoy it to the fullest

Available in Alpha for a long time, the Shadow VR app has finally been released, in Early Access. This means it’s accessible to all Shadow users with the dedicated hardware.

How does it work? What are the steps to follow to install it? And why is it so cool? We’ll go through everything in this article.

The perks of the Shadow VR app

If you need to be convinced first, this paragraph is just for you. Otherwise, you can, of course, skip straight to the practical explanations. 

The main advantage of this application is that you will be able to use all your SteamVR® games thanks to Shadow, while benefiting from the power of the latter. Which means:

  • You can experience VR at a lower cost.
  • You can have a 100% wireless setup, powered by the cloud (which is pretty neat). By the way, we're the only ones to offer this.

Okay, it's exciting, it's innovative, and you want to know more about it. So how does it work?

How does the Shadow VR app work?

To enjoy this Early Access to the fullest, you'll need:

  • An Oculus Quest 1 or 2
  • An active Shadow account
  • SteamVR® installed on your Shadow account
  • And you’ll need to install the application via SideQuest on the Oculus Quest. We wrote down the details of the process in this Help Center article, and you can also find more information in the SideQuest resources.

Download the app here:

Note that the app is not available on the Oculus Store, you can only get it on the SideQuest store and it only works with the SteamVR® library. 

Enough chit chat! Would you prefer something a bit more fun in order to jump into this adVentuRe with a capital V and a capital R? Well, we've put together a little overview video to make things easier for you.

What is the future of the Shadow VR app?

We are aware of it. Because it’s still in Early Access, the installation of the Shadow VR application is long and tedious at the moment. We have seen better. And we want to do better!

Although the application’s first features work well, we want to offer more. That's why we've already started working on a more complete, more accessible version, so that anyone can enjoy VR on Shadow with ease.

What does our crystal ball (aka roadmap) predict? A more complete, more powerful, and more diverse experience. With easier usage, more compatible devices and headsets. 

In short, there are a lot of very exciting things that we can't wait to experience with you!