Alternatives and Similar Software

A virtual reality desktop application, allows you to perform all of your familiar computer-based tasks in the exciting and immersive context of virtual reality. Supporting the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets on Windows, the amount of true alternatives to is relatively slim due to how early we are in the life cycle of true virtual reality. That said, there are several alternatives that feature support for Oculus Rift across Windows and macOS.

We will ensure to add more alternatives available for more platforms as they are developed.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/13/2016 3:45:00 PM

Alternatives to for all platforms with any license

  • VRidge

    Play PC VR games inside your mobile VR headset with VRidge technology. For a fraction of the cost! This app enables RiftCat's VRidge technology on Android phone. Transforming your phone to a powerful VR headset screen. All you need is to put it inside a headmount like Google Cardboard and have fun. It uses your desktop PC computing power to handle PC VR games and stream it into your phone via WiFi. It simulates the devices like Oculus Rift etc.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Android iPhone HTC Vive Oculus Rift

    VRidge icon
  • BigScreen VR

    BigScreen lets you use your Windows desktop on massive screens in a virtual space where you can hangout with friends, watch movies, and even play video games together. Features Play your favorite games, including games on Steam, on massive screens in VR. Watch anything you can see on your desktop screen - Twitch, Netflix, YouTube, even VLC - on IMAX-size screens Choose and customize your screens, from small 30-inch screens to curved 65-inch TVs or wall-sized 20-foot displays.

    Free Windows OSVR HTC Vive Steam Oculus Rift

    BigScreen VR icon
  • Intugame

    Intugame VR lets you play PC games in Virtual reality. It uses your smartphone and a Virtual reality headset of your choice. You put your smartphone in the VR headset and press play. Our app takes care of the rest. We stream the game from your PC to your smartphone, and render it in 3D. We use your smartphone's sensors to accurately track your head movement. We can then adjust the game camera when you turn your head.

    • Discontinued
      The program seems to be no longer updated. iOS app is not on the Appstore anymore. Android app, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

    Intugame icon
  • DreamDesk VR

    VR Desktop Environment Access all your software, files, browse the net, stream Netflix, watch 360/SBS/OU/3D and play games on multiple virtual screens. DreamDesk allows you create, scale and place virtual screens around you without additional hardware or drivers. Even see your keyboard and environment through webcams.

    Commercial Windows Steam

    DreamDesk VR icon


Show 9 less popular platforms