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Hong Kong Sevens, 2017 Online 360° VR Live

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Now TV, the official host broadcaster of the Hong Kong Sevens is excited to present to our Hong Kong audience the first VR coverage of a live sports event, powered by the reliable, super high speed fiber network of NETVIGATOR and PCCW Global’s the world-leading experience in live event management and new media technology delivery. Now TV with NETVIGATOR and PCCW Global are proud to partner Hong Kong Rugby Union to bring the Hong Kong Sevens to the next level of entertainment.

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How To Watch?

Users with specific VR device may download from specific platform:

  • For Samsung Gear VR* users please download Now VR App from Oculus Store
  • For HTC VIVE users please download Now VR Software from VIVEPORT.

For other VR devices, such as Zeiss VR and Google Cardboard, please click " Watch Now! ". Next time you may also download the Now Player App, click-on the VR banner and watch it through your smartphones** on-the-go.

  • * Compatible with designated Samsung Smartphone model only.
  • ** Android 5.0 and iOS 9.0 above.
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • HTC Vive
  • Others

Samsung Gear VR

  1. Compatible Samsung Mobile Device

    Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge

  2. Set up your Samsung Gear VR
    1. Install the headset strap
    2. Place the mobile device in the headset
    3. Follow instruction to install the Oculus app
    4. Remove the mobile device from the headset after hearing the audio
    5. Continue to create your Oculus account

    For details, click here to follow instructions to set up the Gear VR
    For details, click here to follow instructions to set up the related Software

  3. Download Now VR app and start watching
    1. Search Now VR from the Oculus Store
    2. Download and install Now VR
    3. Re-connect your mobile device to the Gear VR headset
    4. Oculus Home will load
    5. Go into Library and select the Now VR app to watch live feed.

HTC Vive

  1. Minimum system requirements
    • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590/AMD FX™ 8350 equivalent or better
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Video output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • USB port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
    • Operating system: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 or later, Windows® 10
  2. Set up your HTC Vive
    1. Plan your play area
    2. Set up Vive base stations and headset
    3. Download and install Steam
    4. Create a Steam account and install SteamVR in the Steam library
    5. Download and install Vive
    6. Create HTC Vive account or login with Steam account

    For details, click here to watch the Video Tutorials for Vive setup
    For details, click here to follow instructions to set up the SteamVR

  3. Download Now VR software and start watching
    1. Go to  Viveport
    2. Search ‘Now VR’ from the search engine
    3. Download Now VR software
    4. Click the Library tab in Viveport
    5. Open Now VR software to watch the live feed

Other VR device (for example Zeiss VR One Plus and Google Cardboard)

  1. Compatible Mobile Device

    Supports smartphones^ with screen sizes between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, for example iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Compatible with smartphones featuring an accelerometer, gyro and compass.

^ If your smartphone is too thick or having sharp angles, it might not fit even the screen size falls between 4.7 to 5.5 inches (for example LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium). Please refer to the Zeiss’s official website for reference.

Tips :

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Remarks :

Viewing quality is subject to internet speed and network stability

Download speed for stream VR Live

  • Required: 25 Megabits per second
  • Recommended: 30 Megabits per second

A higher bandwidth will result in better and more consistent video quality.

Windows and Mac users please click " Watch Now! ".