You can now upload spatial videos that you have captured using an Apple device, and view them on a Meta Quest device. However, the process so far only appears to work for some users. It took several days for the feature to become available on my Meta Quest mobile app, despite both headset and app being up to date.
After several days of trying, I was finally able to upload a spatial video I had taken with my iPhone 15 Pro to the Meta Quest 3. It was worth the wait! I really enjoyed being able to see the added dimension in the video, and cant wait to utilize this feature in the future to relive moments with my family. Kudos to Meta for implementing this new feature.
The spatial video feature of the Apple Vision Pro was one of the main reasons that I wanted to try to get my hands on one. I love the idea of being able to playback videos that aren’t just flat representations of what was going on at the time. To me, it just seemed like such a cool feature to be able to re-live moments, as if I was there at the time of the recording. However, the price of the Apple Vision Pro had quickly dashed my dreams of being to enjoy this feature anytime soon. Luckily, Meta has come along to save the day for me, maybe.
Meta has announced that starting with v62 of the Meta Quest software, you can now upload spatial videos taken with your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max and view them on a Meta Quest. In order to transfer the videos from your phone to your Meta Quest, you can use the Meta Quest mobile app.
In my excitement, I hurriedly captured a very boring video of my office using my iPhone 15 Pro, opened up the Meta Quest mobile app, and tried to figure out how to upload the video to my Meta Quest. I searched around the app for about 5 to 10 minutes trying to figure it out, but was unable to do so. So, I did a little searching and found this help article from Meta. It advised that I just needed to press the “upload” button from the Gallery inside the app. The one problem being, I did not have an upload button showing in my app.
I made sure my Meta Quest 3 was updated to the latest version of the software (it was), and also checked there wasn’t a new version of the Meta Quest mobile app for my phone (there wasn’t). So, I went back to the drawing board and starting doing some more searching online to figure out what the issue is. I found this reddit post that let me know I wasn’t the only one seeing this behavior.
While I was hoping this would be an article telling you how cool it is to view spatial videos in the Meta Quest, it is instead an article to let you know the feature exists, if you can get it working.
I will keep trying, and report back if I am able to get the feature working. Best of luck to you, if you decide give it a shot.