View Virtual Reality with Firefox WebVR

Starting with Firefox 55, you can enjoy Virtual Reality (VR) content directly from your Windows desktop computer via the fully-implemented WebVR standard.

What is WebVR?

WebVR is a technology that lets developers and artists create web-based Virtual Reality (VR) experiences you can navigate from within your headset (such as the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE) and Firefox on your Windows computer. You can see and control VR experiences that you see in your headset with handset controllers and your movements in physical space.

If you want to check on the latest hardware and browser support for WebVR, visit webvr.rocks/firefox.

Can my computer handle WebVR?

VR applications can require intensive use of system resources. Consider doing a SteamVR Performance Test to ensure your computer is capable before getting a VR headset.

How do I set up WebVR on Windows?

  1. Download and launch Firefox for Windows.
  2. Ensure that your Oculus Home settings allow for Unknown Sources.
  3. For PCs (especially laptops) using Nvidia chipsets, there are several methods of enabling the discrete GPU. One way is from the NVIDIA Control Panel: Load 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings tab, and select Mozilla Firefox (firefox.exe) as the program to customize, and select “High-performance NVIDIA processor" as the preferred graphics processor.
  4. Restart Firefox for Windows.
  5. Go to https://vr.mozilla.org and enjoy some of our suggested WebVR content.

Need help?

If you need help with your headset, contact your headset’s manufacturer.

If you need help with WebVR on Firefox, visit http://webvr-slack.herokuapp.com/ (requires sign-up).

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