Installation Process

  • Download the Somni VR app from the Google Play Store and install on your phone
  • Download the Somni Server on your personal computer and install the program
  • Connect the devices – if you are using Wi-Fi, make sure both devices are connected to the same network. Performance in Wi-Fi mode greatly depends on your router and connection quality. Alternatively you can connect your devices with USB tethering (if your phone supports this). USB tethering will give you optimal performance.

How To Connect

  • Start the Somni Server on your desktop. Click NEXT and then START SERVER.
  • Start the app on your phone and choose Automatic Connection (or Manual if you want to enter the IP by yourself)
  • Once connected mount your phone in your VR headset and you are ready to play.

Performance Tips

Running Somni on your computer and phone has minimal performance impact.

However the better you device specifications are the better performance you will get out of your VR experience.

Don’t forget to switch ON mouse control before starting your game. This will allow you to control the mouse when you turn your head and look around.

To improve performance you can try the following:

Go to Somni’s PC Server program and click Options

Increase/ Decrease Sensitivity settings – this allows you to control how sensitive the app is to your head movements

Increase Image Size – Higher the number, better the performance but at reduced video quality

Decrease Image Quality - Better performance but lower quality

Somni is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Some games are not correctly displayed when in full screen on Windows 8 and 8.1. To fix this, simply go to your game’s graphic options and put in window mode.