How to Watch VR Videos on Valve Index – Step-by-Step Guide with Tips, Advice, & More

Are you wondering how to watch VR Videos on Valve Index?

Let’s find out.

How to Watch VR Videos on Valve Index?

To Watch VR Videos On Valve Index, You Need To Download The Steam App And Install A Virtual Reality Headset (Like Oculus Rift) Or Google Cardboard.

Watching VR videos is a lot like watching a 360-degree video in that you can look around by turning your head and also move forward or backward by walking.

You can use the touchpad of your keyboard to interact with what’s happening in the virtual world.

Valve Index VR – Guide

A valve index VR headset is an immersive virtual reality headset that uses valves to create a 3D image for your eyes.

The valve index VR headset was developed by Valve Corporation. It is one of the most advanced headsets available today.

How Does It Work?

When you put on the valve index VR headset, you will see a screen right before your eyes.

This screen is called the field of view display. This display shows you everything that is happening in front of you.

If you are looking at something behind you, then this display will show you that too. In other words, when you turn your head, the display will follow you. So if you want to look back, just turn your head.

Now let’s talk about how to watch VR videos on Valve Index.

How to Watch VR Videos on the Valve Index?

There are two ways to watch VR videos on a valve index

  1. Using a PC/Mac
  2. Using a smartphone

Method 1: Use Your PC/Mac

  1. Open the steam app. Open the steam app from your computer.
  2. Click “Games” and select “VR”.
  3. Select “Steam VR”.
  4. Select “Install New Software”.
  5. Click “OK” to install the software.
  6. Close the steam app after installation.
  7. Launch the steam app again.
  8. Go to “Library”, click “My Games” and select “Virtual Reality”.
  9. Click “Launch Game”.
  10. Enter your password and log into your account.
  11. Choose the game you want to play.
  12. Play the game.


Method 2: Use Your Smartphone

Download the mobile steam app.

  1. Download the mobile steam app from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
  2. Once downloaded, open the app.
  3. Go to “Settings” and select “Apps & games”.
  4. Select “Add apps…”.
  5. Search for “steamVR” and add it to your list of apps.
  6. Click “Done”.
  7. Go back to the main menu and select “Play”.
  8. Choose the game you want to download.
  9. Enter your password and log into the account.


How to Watch 360-Degree Videos on Valve Index?

How to Watch 360-Degree Videos on Valve Index?

360-degree videos are great because they allow you to experience things from all angles.

But sometimes, you may not be able to enjoy them because there isn’t enough space for you to walk around. To solve this problem, we have created a new feature where you can now watch 360-degree videos on your valve index.

Just go to the “Library” tab and search for “360”. You’ll find some great 360-degree videos that you can enjoy.

How to Change the Resolution of the Valve Index?

You can change the resolution of the video displayed on your valve index. Just go to the “Library”, choose “Video” and select “Resolution”.

Here you can adjust the resolution to suit your needs.

How to Change Audio Settings on Valve Index?

You also have the option to change the volume level of the sound coming through your valve index.

Simply go to the “Library,” choose “Audio” and select “Volume”. You can adjust the volume according to your preference.

How to Use the Touchpad on Valve Index?

The touchpad allows you to navigate through menus and control your gameplay.

It has four buttons:

  1. Left – Back
  2. Right – Forward
  3. Up – Menu
  4. Down – Exit

How to Connect a Headset to the Valve Index?

Connecting a headset is easy.

Step 1: First, make sure that your valve index is connected to power.

Step 2: Then, plug in the headset.

Step 3: Make sure that the headset is plugged in properly.

Step 4: If you see an error message, try unplugging and replugging the headset.

How to Take Screenshots on Valve Index?

Take a screenshot by pressing the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard. This will save the image as an a.png file.

How to Share Files Between Two Valve Indexes?

You can quickly transfer files between two valve indexes using the built-in USB port.

  1. Plug one valve index into another via the USB port.
  2. After connecting both valves, you should see a notification saying that the connection was successful.
  3. Now, you can access the shared folder.

How to Turn off the Valve Index?

Turning off the valve index is simple.

  1. Press the “Power” button on the side of the valve index.
  2. A confirmation window will pop up asking whether you really want to shut down the valve index.
  3. Select “Yes” to confirm.
  4. Your valve index will then turn off automatically.

How to Restart the Valve Index?

Restarting the valve index is very easy.

  1. Just press the “Power” button again.
  2. A confirmation window appears telling you that the valve index will restart.
  3. Select “OK” to confirm.
  4. The valve index will then reboot itself.

How to Update the Valve Index?

Valve updates the valve index regularly so that users get the latest features and bug fixes.

  • You can check if there’s an update available by going to the “Settings” menu.
  • Click on “Update”.
  • Valve will then tell you when it’s ready with the next update.


We hope that these tips helped you learn more about how to watch VR movies on Valve Index.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.


  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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