You can create a party using your Samsung Gear VR to chat or play games online with up to 3 of your friends. You can also invite your party to hang out in a room together. In order to join a party, you’ll need to allow Oculus access to your phone’s microphone. Once you join a party, we recommend that you wear headphones so that everyone can hear you well.

Creating and Leaving Parties

To create a party:

  1. Connect your Samsung Android phone to your Gear VR headset and then put it on
  2. From Home, move your head to the right and then select a friend from your friends list to join your party
  3. Select Confirm to start your party

Once your friends accept your invite, they’ll join your party.

To leave a party:

  1. From Home, select Party from the menu on your right
  2. Move your pointer over your party and then select Leave Party
Adding Friends to a Party

To add friends to a party:

  1. From Home, select a friend from your friends list you want to add to your party
  2. Select Confirm to add your new friend to your party

Keep in mind that anyone who joins your party can also invite their friends until you reach a party of 4 people.

Controlling Your Mic

To mute or unmute your mic:

  1. From Home, select Party from the menu on your right
  2. Move your pointer over your party and then select Party Settings
  3. Select Mute Mic at the bottom to mute your mic or Unmute Mic to unmute it

If you join a party and then disconnect your phone from your headset, your mic will also be muted.

Note: Parties doesn’t support Bluetooth® headphones right now.