Install Guide

For Oculus Rift:

  • If you are using AltspaceVR with the Rift (DK2 or CV1), make sure you have the latest Oculus software installed, available at Once installed make sure that settings-> General-> Unknown Sources is set to ON.
  • Ensure your Rift headset is installed, configured, and functional. 
  • Download and install the AltspaceVR application.
  • Create an account on (recommended), or simply launch the application and register your account in the 'You' panel. You may log into an existing account instead of creating a new one.
  • Still having trouble? Click here to send a Support Request.


For HTC Vive:

  • Download and install Steam (, and create the necessary Steam account if you don't have one. 
  • Search Steam for AltspaceVR, listed under 'Software'. Install the application.
  • Start VR mode by clicking the VR icon at the top right of the Steam window. Note: This will not be visible if the Vive is not connected.
  • Launch AltspaceVR through Steam.
  • You may also opt to install AltspaceVR directly from our website. The client will detect the Vive and launch into it automatically.


For Gear VR:

  • Download and launch the Oculus Store through your phone.
  • Search for AltspaceVR in the Oculus Store
  • Download the VR App
  • You may also consider downloading the AltspaceVR app for Google Play, by downloading it through Google Play. This will allow you to direct launch into a space or event without needing to open the Oculus App.


For 2D Mac and Windows:


  • Download and install the AltspaceVR client by visiting and creating an account.
  • If you already have an account, sign in and click Download. Select the appropriate client for your system. 
  • Launch the application normally. Oculus and SteamVR are not required to launch in 2D mode.


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