Hey guys, Today we are going to discuss the Worth of HTC Viveport Subscription. Just like Oculus has it’s own Oculus Store, HTC came in the market with its own store, Viveport.
Viveport came into existence in 2016. Its main aim was to provide VR games to its users.
However, people in the market are confused regarding Viveport due to a number of reasons.
So, through the means of this article, I will clear all your doubts, whether it is the worth of Viveport, Cost of subscription, the difference between SteamVR and Viveport, etc.
Moreover, before bouncing off this article, Do Watch the video at the end.
What is HTC Viveport?
Before discussing the importance of the HTC Viveport Subscription, we must know what is HTC Viveport.
Keeping it simple, Viveport is the Official VR store for the HTC Vive users. It offers us a variety of games which might be free and paid as well.
However, the free VR experiences are not much cherishable. Whereas, the paid VR Apps and Games takes your experience to a whole new level.
The Viveport is just like Oculus’s Store. However, in its initial period, it was launched to compete with Oculus Rift’s Home App.
Moreover, some of the VR Titles were offered exclusively to HTC Vive owners until it became open for all platforms.
To your delight, Alongside VR games, Viveport also offers us Educational experiences as well. Furthermore, it offers Virtual Cinema to watch movies and lots of other cool stuff.
Let us now discuss the key difference between SteamVR and Viveport.
What is the Difference between SteamVR and HTC Viveport?
Now, this is the point where most of the people get confused. Some of us think that SteamVR is a part of HTC Viveport. But, the answer is a Big Nooo!
First of all, you need to make that, Viveport offers games and VR experiences to their topmost priority. (HTC Vive Owners). However, nowadays you can access the Viveport even if you are not an HTC Vive owner.
But the priority is the key factor due to Specifications and Requirements.
But all the Non-HTC Vive Owners can become happy when we talk about SteamVR. SteamVR supports the OSVR i.e. Open Source VR headsets and Oculus’s Headsets as well alongside HTC Vive.
Moreover, Viveport totally focuses on VR content. Whereas, SteamVR has its own VR and non-VR library.
The biggest drawback of Viveport is that it doesn’t allow you to join online games.
Whereas, on Steam, you can even message your friends and invite them to enjoy the VR experience.
I hope this drawback of Viveport might be eliminated in the near future.
How should you use Viveport?
Let us now address the next problem. Where should I start from with the Viveport?
You will be amazed to know that there are more than one ways to get started with the Viveport. Let us discuss them one by one.
Vive Desktop Client
For most of us, it the most preferred method to access the Viveport. Through this, along with Viveport content, you can browse the SteamVR games too.
It will make it much easier for you to access all your VR content at a single place.
Follow these steps to easily access Vive Desktop Client:
- Install the latest software of HTC Vive Desktop or if you already have it, just update it with the latest version.
- Click on Viveport Tab on the top menu and browse through the collection of available VR experiences.
As you saw, it was that simple.
Do you want to access the Viveport while wearing your headset? If yes, then accessing the Viveport can’t get much easier than this.
Just follow these steps:
- Press the system button and access the SteamVR menu. Then select Vive Home in the menu underneath.
- From there, select Viveport and go through the list VR games and experiences available.
Viveport Web Store
The online version of Viveport is same as you will experience on Headset and Vive Desktop Client. The web store is accessible with almost all the web browsers you have on your system.
All you need to do is just sign in with your Vive account and purchase the games and experience of your choice.
Now, its time to address the easiest and common question. What is the Viveport Subscription?
What is the HTC Viveport Subscription?
As you read above, there is numerous content on Viveport. But all the content is not provided free of cost. There is a huge difference in the quality of free and paid content.
To access the paid content, you need to sign up the for the Viveport subscription. But, here a question should arise in your mind. What does it really offer in exchange for the subscription?
For the Subscription fee, Viveport offers you Five games or experiences out of the whole catalog. You will be provided with unlimited access to the games and experiences you choose for a month.
However, at the end of the month, you will have a full right to change or carry on with the selected games and VR experiences.
With the help of this subscription, you will become eligible to avail big discounts on games and experiences when you wish to buy them.
The cost of this subscription is around £8.99 a month which has been raised from the price tag of £6.99 last year.
How do I Signup for HTC Viveport Subscription?
The signup process is very easy. It’s as easy as signing up for Netflix or Amazon Prime Account. Just follow the below steps to complete the process.
- Open Viveport Web Store.
- Click on Subscription tab in the Navigation bar. This might appear on the top of the page.
- Select Start Free Trial! (If you are lucky enough, you might get a month’s subscription totally free.) Then, sign-in to your HTC Vive’s Account.
- Here comes the most important part. Select your payment option. Moreover, select the games and experiences of your choice.
- Now, Finally, Open the Vive desktop app, open the Library and download the games and enjoy!
So, guys, this was all regarding your doubts with respect to HTC Viveport Subscription. Now, the decision of choosing the subscription is all yours. I have mentioned each and every aspect of Viveport. If you still have any doubts, do let me know.
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