Setup instructions

  1. Search for and install Carmel Developer Preview from the Oculus Gear VR store.

    Oculus Carmel installation screen
    Installation screen
  2. Launch Carmel Developer Preview from your Gear VR Library.
  3. Enjoy the included WebVR demos!

    Oculus Carmel demos
    WebVR demos from Carmel main lobby space

Supported headsets

Demos

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Latest version

Type
Browser Build
Download
Download
Version
0.2-004016
File size
87.74 MB
Supported headsets
Samsung Gear VR
System requirements
Android 5.1+

FAQ

What is “Carmel” vs. “Oculus Browser”?
“Carmel” was the codename for a preview of the VR browser from Oculus. This release focused on running 3D, WebVR API content in VR; comprehensive 2D support is planned for a later release. You can currently use the Oculus Browser to check out WebVR projects from other developers as well as test your own experiences.
How do I view 2D content in the Oculus Browser?
The Oculus Browser does not yet have common browser UI visible within VR (e.g., a URL bar, navigation buttons, bookmarks, history). The Developer release was focused on running 3D, WebVR API content in VR; comprehensive 2D support is planned for a later release.
How do I navigate between WebVR sites?
Navigating to an arbitrary link by a URL can be done using the ovrweb: protocol to do so. For instructions, refer to the Oculus WebVR Guide, specifically the Carmel Getting Started docs and the Launching Your Content docs.
How do I debug my WebVR site?
Refer to the Debugging Your Content docs for details on remotely (and locally) debugging (using a USB or Wi-Fi connection) your WebVR content in the Oculus Browser.