If you're experiencing issues running software from the Oculus PC app, you may need to restart it. To restart the Oculus app on your computer:
If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specifications, you can:
For the full Oculus Rift S experience, we recommend that your PC computer has a NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card or greater. The following graphics cards also meet our recommended specifications:
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB, Desktop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, Desktop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, laptop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black|
|NIVIDA TITAN X (Pascal)|
|NIVIDA TITAN Xp|
|NVIDIA Quadro GP100|
|NVIDIA Quadro K6000|
|NVIDIA Quadro M5000|
|NVIDIA Quadro M5500|
|NVIDIA Quadro P4000|
|NVIDIA Quadro P5000|
|NVIDIA Quadro P6000|
|NVIDIA M6000 (12GB)|
|NVIDIA M6000 (24GB)|
|NVIDIA RTX 3000 Series (24GB)|
|AMD Radeon R9 290|
|AMD Radeon R9 290X|
|AMD Radeon R9 390|
|AMD Radeon R9 390X|
|AMD Radeon R9 Fury|
|AMD Radeon R9 Fury X|
|AMD Radeon R9 Nano|
|AMD FirePro W9100|
|AMD FirePro WX7100|
|AMD FirePro WX7100 (Laptop)|
|AMD Radeon RX 480|
|AMD Radeon RX 570|
|AMD Radeon RX 580|
|AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile|
The NVIDIA GTX 960 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB), NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti (laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and AMD Radeon RX 470 currently meet the minimum specs.
Note: Some Rift S content may require a computer that exceeds Oculus’s minimum or recommended specs. Please refer to the recommended specs when browsing content in the Oculus Store.
To set up your Oculus Rift S or Rift, you'll need to download the Oculus app on your Windows PC. The Oculus app requires approximately 10gb of space on your hard drive to install. Check to make sure that you have enough space on your C: drive.
To download and install the Oculus app on your computer:
When you install the Oculus app on your PC computer, it'll install on the C: drive. If you want to install the app on a different system drive, make sure the new system drive has sufficient free disk space and is formatted to use the NTFS file system.
To install the Oculus app on a different system drive:
Windows key> + R to open the Run command
[drive]:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive=[new system drive]
[drive]with the letter of the drive where Oculus was downloaded to
[new system drive]with the letter of the new drive you'd like to install Oculus to
C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive=D or C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive:D
The Oculus app will then open and attempt to install the app on the new drive you've chosen.
Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly access controls and features in the Oculus app on your computer using your keyboard.
To use keyboard shortcuts, type the following while using the Oculus PC app:
|Action||Shortcut||Media Key Shortcut|
|Search||Ctrl+E or F3||Search|
|Return to Home Screen||Alt+Home or Ctrl+1||Home|
|Open Oculus Store||Ctrl+2|
|Logout of the Oculus App||Ctrl+Shift+W|
|Quit the Oculus App||Alt+F4|
|Visit the Oculus Support Center||F1||Help|
|Play Video||Space Bar||Play|
The Oculus Rift S and Rift are currently optimized to work with Windows PCs.
Before we make our software available to everyone, we put it through a variety of tests in an effort to ensure there are no major issues. The Oculus Public Test Channel Program is an opportunity for our community to test pre-release builds of the Oculus software, and join in to help with the process. Together we can work to build better features and updates, and we look forward to hearing your suggestions, issues you report, and feedback on new features and changes.
You can choose to join the Public Test Channel anytime, and by enrolling, you’ll be given the option to report any issues you encounter while testing potential changes. You can also choose to leave the program anytime after you’ve enrolled. Keep in mind enrolling in the Public Test Channel means you’ll be testing a beta version of the Oculus software that isn’t a finished product, so you may encounter issues ranging from minor issues to app crashes. If you run into any issues that cause discomfort or safety features to stop working (example: Guardian), we recommend you stop using your Rift S or Rift or use it with caution.
You’ll automatically get the pre-release version of the Oculus software when one is available. Otherwise, you’ll get the public version.
To enroll in the Oculus Rift S and Rift Public Test Channel:
Once you’ve enrolled in the Public Test Channel, you can choose to leave at any time by returning to the Beta section of the Oculus app and clicking next to Public Test Channel.
Before you set up your Oculus Rift or Rift S, check to make sure the following things are up to date:
Graphics drivers enable your graphics card hardware to communicate with your computer. Staying up-to-date with the latest drivers available for your graphics card is needed for a smooth experience with Oculus Rift or Rift S. Occasionally, you may need to repair or uninstall and reinstall your graphics drivers to resolve a driver related issue.
There are two options to download and install the latest drivers for your NVIDIA graphics card:
There are two options to download and install the latest drivers for your AMD graphics card:
USB drivers allow a hardware device, such as an Oculus Rift or Rift S, to communicate with your computer. Staying up-to-date with the latest drivers enables a smooth experience with Oculus Rift or Rift S. Occasionally, you may need to repair or uninstall and reinstall your USB drivers to resolve a driver related issue.
USB driver updates should be included with Windows updates. If you're having a problem with your USB driver, check to make sure you're running the most up to date version of Windows. If this doesn't solve the problem, you can also install updates directly from your manufacturer’s website:
If you're having trouble downloading or installing an Oculus software update, you may not have enough available disk space on your PC computer. You'll want to make sure that you have at least 9GB of available disk space. If you don’t have enough space to successfully download or install an update for Oculus software, try these troubleshooting tips: