Gear VR hits 1 million users

Samsung’s Gear VR had 1 million users last month, reported its content partner, Facebook’s Oculus VR.

Oculus also reported that Gear VR now has 250 apps, including the recently-added Minecraft.

The average user spends 25 minutes a day using the headset, which was released six months ago.

Media the killer app

As is the case with other mobile-based headsets, media consumption is the killer app for the Gear VR.

According to Oculus, seven of the top ten most used apps are video apps, and, on any given day, nearly 80 percent of people who use Gear VR watch video content.

Gear VR currently has apps for Netflix, Hulu, and Milk VR, none of which are available for Google Cardboard-compatible mobile-based headsets.

Gear VR home area. (Image courtesy Oculus VR.)
Gear VR home area. (Image courtesy Oculus VR.)

The company also announced that it is revamping the Gear VR home area this week, with a bigger redesign coming in June.

 

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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