How to Play PC VR Games on a Smartphone?

We’re going to transform a smartphone into a complete VR headset that can run PC VR games today. As some of you may already be aware, the Meta Quest 2 is essentially a glorified Android smartphone due to its Snapdragon CPU and Android operating system. In terms of specifications, smartphones are actually not all that far behind and can simulate VR games with ease, even with their constrained hardware.

Still, there are a few requirements in order to play PC VR games on a smartphone. To begin with, you’ll need a powerful gaming PC, a USB connection, a controller, a mobile VR headset, and Steam VR. Additionally, users may use any mobile VR headset, such as Google Cardboard, Samsung VR Gear, Google Daydream, or a VR headset made by a third party.

The last thing you need is an app to link your PC and smartphone. Here, you have three choices: Trinus VR, VRidge, and iVRy. Customers have a limited period of time to try these items, so choose the one that best suits your needs. Regretfully, the sole free app on our list is Trinus VR, which is limited to Daydream or Google Cardboard.

It should be noted that using this approach will prevent you from playing VR games that need motion controllers. However, titles like Subnautica, Minecraft, Elite Dangerous, and several racing games may be played since they support virtual reality natively. For more details, see this list of all PC games that support virtual reality natively.

Utilize your smartphone to play VR PC games.

Make sure your smartphone is on the same WiFi network as your PC and that they are linked via a USB cord. Moreover, in order to play VR games on your gaming PC, download and install Steam VR.

VR on PC using iVRy on a smartphone

  1. Install the iVRy app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Download the SteamVR iVRy driver.
  3. Turn on the iVRy Driver for Steam VR on your PC and open the app on your phone.
  4. The smartphone would be identified as a VR headset once the software and Steam VR are linked.
  5. Users may now use their cellphones to start VR games directly.

Riftcat and VRidge PC VRidge

  1. Install the VRidge app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Go to the official Riftcat website, download, and install the software on your PC.
  3. Open the Riftcat client and VRidge program on your computer.


  1. Select the Play SteamVR option when you’re connected.
  2. The mobile application will enter virtual reality mode and open Steam VR home.

Smartphone-VRidge-VR 6. You may use your smartphone to play a variety of PC VR games from this point on.

Trinus Virtual Reality (free)

  1. Install the Trinus VR app on your Android device.
  2. Go to the official website of the PC client and download and install it.
  3. Turn on the virtual reality software on your PC and smartphone.

Note: NET Framework 3.0 may be requested to be downloaded by the PC program.

  1. Select the Steam VR option in the PC program and install the driver.
  2. Click the Power/Start button on both your PC and the mobile application, steam virtual reality.

VR compatibility for smartphones

Regretfully, smartphone VR is not natively supported by Steam VR. Because of this, players are forced to depend on third-party programs like these. Not everyone is able to play PC VR games since VR headsets are becoming more expensive every day.

We hope that this post has made it easier for you to play PC VR games on your smartphone. Please share your thoughts regarding the future of smartphone VR in the space provided for comments below.

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