AMD ReLive VR Tool requires SteamVR for compatibility with Oculus Go

Later this month, when AMD released its Radeon Software 18.12.2 driver, it announces AMD ReLive VR Tool for low-latency VR streaming for independent VR glasses such as Samsung GearVR, Google Daydream, HTC Vive Focus and Oculus Go using SteamVR.

The problem is that the AMD application requires SteamVR, which means that the company’s Radeon ReLive for VR application does not meet the requirements of the Oculus Store, so the application is not available on the Oculus devices. This means that the AMD slide below is incorrect, but this does not mean that AMD Radeon ReLive for VR is not compatible with Oculus devices. It is unlikely that Oculus will reverse this, so future support for Oculus devices will depend on an AMD software version.

Currently, AMD’s ReLive VR streaming has some other limitations that require Windows 10 to function properly and a router capable of offering 802.11ac (5GHz) wireless connectivity.

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AMD ReLive VR Tool requires SteamVR for compatibility with Oculus Go

Looking at AMD’s marketing materials, it’s clear that the enterprise application works on Oculus devices, with the only stumbling block being Oculus policy. While Oculus devices offer streaming applications from the PC to alternative VR glasses, the AMD solution promises low latency, which is very beneficial for this type of wireless device.

We will see what solution can be offered to us both from the AMD side and from the Oculus side.