What do I need for Virtual Reality?

You need three things to use Matterport VR:

  • Virtual reality headset
  • Smartphone
  • Matterport VR app

        Gear VR - Download from inside the Oculus app. Insert phone into the Gear VR if you do not have the Oculus app. 

        Cardboard (Android) - Download from the Google Play Store.
        Cardboard (iOS) Download from the App Store.
Virtual Reality Headset

Matterport supports the following headsets:

        Google Cardboard
SMARTvr by DODOcase
        Any Works with Google Cardboard viewer

We recommend the Samsung Gear VR for the best experience, but Google Cardboard works fine too.

Oculus Rift, HTCVive, and Microsoft Hololens are not supported. 

Matterport VR for Gear VR Manual

Download the full manual below.

Matterport VR for Samsung Gear VR.pdf
(2 MB)


If you're using the Samsung Gear VR, you need a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The following models are supported:

Galaxy S8+

Galaxy S8
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Edge
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy S6 Edge+
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy J Series phones are not supported. 

 If you are using Google Cardboard, you need an Android or iOS smartphone.

Most recent models with a gyroscope and 4 to 6 in screens (10 to 15 cm) are supported
Phones a year or two older may suffer from poor frame rate, latency, and other issues

Oculus Rift, HTCVive, Microsoft Hololens, and Samsung Galaxy J Series are not supported.

Android      Requires Android 5 (Lollipop) or higher
                   To find your current Android version open Settings and then System > About device > Android version 

Apple iPhone  Recommended: iPhone 6s Plus, 6 Plus, or 7 Plus
                          Minimum: iPhone 5s or newer
                          To find your iPhone hardware model, look for the model number on the back of the phone and 
                                                           match it to a model.
                          iPad,iPodTouch, and other iOS devices are possible, but not recommended and not supported.
                        Requires iOS 9.1 or higher
                             To find your current iOS version open Settings and then General > About > Version

Matterport VR App

If you are using the Samsung Gear VR, open the Oculus app on your smartphone.

​​​​​​​​​If you do not have the Oculus app, insert the smartphone into the Gear VR headset and you will be

prompted to download it.

Search for 
Matterport VR and download the app.

Download the Matterport VR app.

If you are using Cardboard with iOS, open the App Store.

If you are using Cardboard with Android, open the Google Play Store

Download the Matterport VR (Cardboard) app.