Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Using Netflix on Samsung Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Netflix have always been first in line to try out the latest technology and as a result, they’ve got an application for Oculus right now but will it change your Netflix viewing experience for ever? The Netflix app places you on a sofa looking straight at a television which is most likely bigger than your own one at home and it really does give you the illusion that you’re looking at a monster TV. You can then explore the room that is set high up in the mountains in your very own log cabin. Now, the Netflix APP is now also available for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge from App stores. You are now allowed to use Netflix on Samsung Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.

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Since Netflix movies are so popular that the lack of Netflix video support for Gear VR will no doubt bring lots of trouble to its users. Well, what should you do if your Gear VR doesn't have a builtin Netflix player? The Gear VR by default supports most common file formats including 2D MP4/ AVI/FLV and 3D SBS MP4/MKV. So, in order to smoothly play Netflix videos on Samsung Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, you need to convert Netflix videos to Samsung Gear VR supported formats like 3D SBS MP4 or MKV. A professional third party video converter software is in need to help you get the job done.Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice. Here is review.

Note: Its Mac verison Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is much cheaper in Pavtube Father’s Day Coupon from Facebook. It supports El Capitan system so you can convert Netflix Videos on Samsung Gear VR via Galaxy S7/S7 Edge on mac OS X El Capitan without any issue.

It can converted all TV shows and movies you downloaded from Netflix to Samsung Gear VR supported formats like 3D SBS MP4/MKV/MOV for Gear VR. It offers three kinds of 3D effect: SBS, TB and Anaglyph. it can transfer AC3/DTS audio to AAC/MP3 audio file accepted by Gear VR software without quality loss. What’s more, other videos in your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge or other portable devices like Apple TV, iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab can also be converted to Gear VR then imported to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge for playback. . You can also rip DVD/Blu-ray/ISO files with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (for Mac) to play on Samung Gear VR. Not only for watching on Gear VR, the videos you downloaded from Netflix or anywhere else can also viewed on TV, computer, etc.

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Convert and Stream downloaded Netflix movies to Samsung Gear VR easily

Step 1. Import Netflix movies

Install and lunch the powerful Netflix to Samsung Gear VR video converter. You can add the downloaded Netflix movies you want to convert by clicking the "File>Add video/Audio" button on the main interface.

Step 2. Choose output format for Samsung Gear VR

Click the drop-down menu right besides "Format” button. Turn to “3D video” and find "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)"as the output video format for your Gear VR/Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.

Note: Although there is a profile created by the application, we can always change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth in “Settings”. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”. 3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920×1080 compressed side­-by-­side 3D should be resampled to 1920×540 resolution full side­-by­-side resolution (Learn more).

Step 3. Start converting Netflix movies to Samsung Gear VR

Click the "Start conversion" button on the main interface to start converting downloaded Netflix movies to Samsung Gear VR friendly 3D video. After conversion complete, hit the “Open output folder” to locate the output videos.

Step 4. Stream Netflix movies to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge for playback on Gear VR

The last step is to import the converted Netflix files to your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and then slip the amazing Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge into your Gear VR with best video players for smooth playback.

Part One: How to Watch videos on Gear VR via Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

View your SBS 3D video files on your Gear VR via Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, follow these steps:

On your MicroSD card file directory, navigate to Oculus > Movies > Your Movies
Create a new folder within "Your Movies" and label it "3D"
Import or move your side-by-side 3D videos into your newly created "3D" folder
Once you have created your 3D content folder and imported compatible video files, insert your MicroSD card into Galaxy Note 4 (if it isn't already), dock the phone in your Gear VR, and don the virtual reality headset.


Navigate to Oculus Cinema from the main menu
Navigate to "My Videos" from the Oculus Cinema content library menu
Select the 3D video you wish to view (if you followed the above steps it should have a "3D" label in the upper righthand corner)
Choose the cinema mode to begin playback

Part Two: Directly Watch online Netflix Videos on Gear VR

As one of the most popular online video sites, Netflix is available on the Samsung Gear VR on select Samsung smartphones, only Android 5.0.1 or above are supported. So as to watch Netflix on Gear VR through Samsung smartphones, you can install the app and directly enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies via Netflix. By the way, to watch Netflix items, you have to be a subscriber of Netflix, if not, join it and get the service from Netflix.

Note: If you purchased or ordered by March 14, you will also receive a second email with your Netflix code. Once you receive your code, you can claim your free year of Netflix by visiting by April 30, 2016. Netflix codes are limited. (SeeGS7 & GS7 edge VR FAQ)

Supported Regions:

Netflix is available on Samsung phones with the Samsung Gear VR in all regions where the Netflix service is available.


Watch movies and TV shows in 480p resolution.

Subtitles & Alternate Audio:

Select the Audio and Subtitles icon to turn on subtitles and alternate language audio if they are offered by the movie or TV show.

See The way Using Netflix on your Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus) (Details)

1. Connect Samsung smartphones to the Internet;

2. To connect your Samsung Gear VR to your Netflix account, make sure you are on the home screen, then follow the steps for your device below.

a.From the Oculus home screen, select Netflix.
b.Follow the prompt to complete the installation.
c.Once the Netflix app launches, select Sign In. (If you are not yet a member, set up your membership). According to the Netflix, only people in USA who have a USA mail can use this Online service. So, if you are out of USA, just forget it.

3. Browse rows of movie posters or press Search to find movies and rent it.

Note: If you rent some Netflix movie, you have to watch it before the dead line.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account. Enjoy!

To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

a.Begin from the Netflix home screen.
b.Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon .
c.Select Sign out.
d.Select Yes to confirm.
e.You will now have the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.
Have other issues with watching Netflix online? See solution at Oculus Support Center.

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