Do you want to enjoy virtual reality on Xbox One? We explain how

Virtual reality is here to stay, and the Xbox ecosystem is no exception. We already know that Microsoft has plans to release virtual reality headsets on Windows 10, that the ability to stream from Xbox One to Oculus Rift is on the way, and even the first VR games for Project Scorpio are beginning to play. However, to enjoy all these options we will still have to wait a while. doYou want to enjoy virtual reality on Xbox One today? At SomosXbox we have found a way, and we are already enjoying games like Titanfall 2 or Halo 5 in VR.

A smartphone is all you need

There are many virtual reality alternatives, and countless devices that support it. A good example is Android smartphones, which thanks to the Cardboard technology developed by Google can become low-cost virtual reality glasses. Well, this is what we are going to use for our glasses. virtual reality with which to play Xbox One. What do we need? Well, a frame for the glasses, they range from the classic Cardboard that can be bought for just over €1 to more premium devices such as Xiaomi’s VR glasses (about €70).

Evidently the final quality will depend both on the smartphone – a FullHD or higher screen is recommended, a mobile with a 2K screen is ideal – like the one with the virtual reality glasses, but we can always make a configuration tailored to our pocket and our taste. We are going to use a OnePlus Loop VR, a device that we could classify as “mid-range”.

Once we have everything we must download the Trinus VR Lite applicationwhich allows us to use the phone as virtual reality glasses that receive streaming video from our Windows 10 computer. Setting up the computer will be our next step.

Streaming between Xbox One and Windows 10

To enjoy virtual reality on Xbox One, we will take advantage of Windows 10 streaming to transmit the image to the glasses, and for this we will have to download the Trinus VR app also on PC. Once installed, we will have to configure it according to the specifications of our virtual reality glasses


TrinusVR setup screen

If we click on the configuration button, We will see a series of options available, where the most important are the sensitivity of the gyroscope (in our case the best experience occurred when it was increased to the maximum), the type of lens (Cardboard) and the size of the screen. We are using a Xiaomi Mi Note, which is a 5.5′ device. The rest of the options, in principle, it is not necessary to touch them to have an optimal experience during the game.

done this, we will only have to start the retransmission button (the big triangle on the left) and do the same from the mobile application. It will automatically begin to be seen on the mobile the same as on the computer screen, but configured to enjoy it through virtual reality.


TrinusVR on Android device

Playing Xbox One in VR

We are almost there! The last step to enjoy Xbox One games is to go to the Windows 10 app and start streaming from the console. We start a game and we will see it perfectly from the mobile placed in the virtual reality glasses:


Evidently it is a somewhat limited experience, especially due to the impossibility of collecting head movements during the game and the quality of the video, which will depend on both the resolution of your smartphone and the screen of the PC with which you broadcast. However, it is a very interesting feature that will allow us to enjoy, for very little money, a first approach to virtual reality on our Xbox One. And who knows, maybe one day Microsoft will support something similar.

And you,have you already tried virtual reality on Xbox One? Tell us about your experience and if you have any problems, use the comments to ask for help. We will try to help you as much as possible.