Bigscreen Beta makes you ditch your monitor for a more open experience in VR with your very own virtual TV. Give yourself a treat and get this free game.
Bigscreen Beta is not your usual virtual reality game. It is more than an app for your VR headset. It can project your actual computer desktop to a virtual monitor that you can, obviously, view using your VR headset. In this way, you can play games with your friends in, get this, in the same virtual room that you are in! You can see their heads and hear their voice through your headset and their own monitors which makes it a perfect virtual reality LAN party solution. For non-gamers, like maybe some normal movie junkies, the Bigscreen Beta can make you share your virtual room and desktop to anyone who are in multi-player mode with you. This makes Netflix and chill even more futuristic. Lastly, to the least known niche user base, the developers. Bigscreen Beta can be a huge tool to be able to collaborate on a certain project, and still using the desktop sharing features available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
There’s a lot of features that can compel anyone, either new or avid users of virtual reality, to download and use this piece of software. Maybe the top selling pro with Bigscreen Beta is you can play your favorite games on Steam with a massive virtual display. So don’t fret if you got a tiny computer monitor in real life, in VR you got a monster monitor you can play games with. Twitch, Netflix, YouTube or even your trusty VLC can have a theater-sized screen in Bigsceen Beta. Now, you can watch your media and other channel subscription in your home with a comparable feel and vibe to a movie theater. The ambiance can even be changed to fit the mood of the movie you are watching.
The latest update even gives a bedroom area where your movie display is mounted on the ceiling so you can watch them lying down with your HTC Vive. Sweet.
Cons to a free software seems a bit too much to do. Since Bigscreen Beta is free for all to use and download, there can be some little things to ask for to make it better. One of the biggest complaint is that it doesn’t yet support multi-monitor setup. This can be useful for the lone-wolf, multi-tasker who would want maybe 5 monitors towering above him. Although some of the upcoming updates leads to the implementation of this same feature for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.