Using Oculus Home

Oculus Home is where you'll always start when you enter Rift.

Oculus Home Overview

The Oculus Store and your Oculus Library are the key destinations in Oculus Home.

Oculus Home is where you'll always begin when you enter Rift. You'll see the following options:

  • Recent—on the left, you'll see the games and apps you've used recently.
  • Oculus Store—select one of the featured items in New In Store, or select the Store icon in the lower left to download and buy more games and apps. (Using the Oculus Store)

    Note: You'll need to create an Oculus account if you don't already have one. (Creating your Oculus Account) If you need to sign out of the current Oculus account, do that in the Oculus app. (Managing your Oculus Account, Privacy, and Devices in the Oculus App)
  • Oculus Library—select the Library icon in the lower right to see your currently installed games and apps. (Using the Oculus Library)
  • Social—on the right, see your friends and friend requests below your own Oculus account info.
  • Coming Soon—click Notify Me on titles that interest you and we'll let you know as soon as they're ready.

Using the Oculus Store

Here's how to find, download, and buy games and apps in the Oculus Store.

  1. Start from Oculus Home. (Oculus Home Overview)

  2. Look at the Oculus Store icon toward the lower left of Oculus Home, then press the select button on the Oculus remote or the A button on the Xbox controller. (Rift Navigation)
  3. You will now be in the Oculus Store.

  4. To select a game or app, look at it and press the select button on the Oculus remote or the A button on the Xbox controller.

  5. You can scroll through the category options on the left using the navigation disk on the Oculus remote or the left thumbstick on the Xbox controller. Select an option with the select button or the A button.

  6. To go back a screen or go back to Oculus Home, press the back button on the Oculus remote or the B button on the Xbox controller.
  7. Select an option at the top to see featured games and apps, or to sort items by popularity, release date, by comfort rating, or alphabetically.
  8. After you select a game or app, you'll see its main page, which will always show:

    • Comfort rating—cautions for users who are more sensitive to discomfort.
    • Controller information—whether the Oculus remote and Xbox controller are supported or required.
    • Internet requirements—whether the game or app supports offline use.
    • User rating—how many stars other users have given the app.
    • Price—the blue button shows the price of paid apps or Free for free apps.
  9. Select one of the options on the left to see more:

    • Overview—genre, story, setting, and memory requirements.
    • Details—multiplayer options, age requirements, controller options, and supported languages.
    • Developer—publisher, developer, release date, applicable terms, and official website.
    • Media—scroll through screenshots to get an idea of typical gameplay.
    Note: Click Notify Me on any Coming Soon titles that interest you and we'll email you when they're ready.
  10. To download or buy the app, select the blue button that shows the price of the app, or Free for a free app.
  11. For paid apps, select Buy to confirm your purchase.

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  12. After you've downloaded a game or app, select the blue Start button to launch it.

Note: You may need to approve one or more Windows security challenges on your Windows desktop when installing a game or app.

Using the Oculus Library

Here's how to access and manage your games and apps.

  1. Start from Oculus Home. (Oculus Home Overview)

  2. Look at the Oculus Library icon toward the lower right of Oculus Home, then press the select button on the Oculus remote or the A button on the Xbox controller. (Rift Navigation)
  3. You will now be in the Oculus Library.

  4. You can scroll through options using the navigation disk on the Oculus remote or the left thumbstick on the Xbox controller. Select an option with the select button or the A button.

  5. Select an option at the top to sort your games and apps by how recently you've used them, by comfort rating, or alphabetically.
  6. Select an option on the left to see:

    • Installed—games and apps you've downloaded on your current computer. This is the default view. You have a few options:

      • Select a game or app to start it.
      • To see more information about a game or app, select the options icon ("three dots") on the right side of each game or app image and select Details. You'll see the same information from that item's main page in the Oculus Store (Using the Oculus Store).
      • You can also rate apps you own to help determine overall user ratings for that app.
      • To uninstall a game or app, select the options icon on the right of each image, and select Uninstall. The uninstalled game or app will move to the Not Installed section of your library.
    • Updates—any of your apps or games that need updates.

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    • Not Installed—apps you've previously downloaded or purchased, but that aren't currently installed.

      Note: Select any app or game to download and install it.
  7. To leave your library or go back a screen, press the back button on the Oculus remote or the B button on the Xbox controller. You can also select the Oculus Home and Oculus Store icons at the bottom of the screen.
Note:
  • You may need to approve one or more Windows security challenges on your Windows desktop when installing a game or app.