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This article provides instructions on how to enable and configure Remote Play for Wireless VR Streaming within Radeon Settings.

The content of this article is organized into the following sections

Overview

Remote Play is a Radeon ReLive feature introduced in Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition (18.12.2) for Windows 10 64-bit only.  It enables a desktop system to stream PC-based content/games to supported mobile devices and HMDs (Head-Mounted Display) over the local Wi-Fi network.

Streaming to mobile devices such as, smartphones and tablets is supported by AMD Link.  AMD Link is a mobile app designed to enable users to monitor performance and PC system info, stream and share gameplay moments from the PC to their smartphone or tablet.  For more information about AMD Link, please visit the AMD Link page.  

Streaming to mobile HMDs is supported through SteamVR integration with Remote Play and the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app.  Using Remote Play to stream PC-based VR content/games is currently supported on the following AMD Graphics products:

  • Radeon RX Vega Series
  • Radeon RX 580
  • Radeon RX 480

NOTE! Some performance issues may be experienced with certain content on GPUs with less than 8GB of video memory.

The following mobile HMDs are currently supported by Remote Play and the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app is available from their respective app stores:

Mobile HMD

App Store

HTC Vive Focus

VIVEPORT

Google Daydream

Google Play


For more information about the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app, please visit: AMD Radeon™ ReLive for VR

NOTE! SteamVR is a 3rd party software developed by Steam, an online gaming platform, a registered Steam account is required for SteamVR.  For more information about Steam and SteamVR, please visit: https://store.steampowered.com/steamvr

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Setting Up Remote Play

Remote Play is part of Radeon ReLive and is accessible from the Game & VR Streaming tab within the ReLive section of Radeon™ Settings.  For more information about installing Radeon ReLive and supported AMD Graphics products, please refer to KB article: How to Install and Enable Radeon ReLive

Once Radeon ReLive has been installed and enabled, follow the steps below to setup Remote Play:

  1. Open Radeon™ Settings by right-clicking on your desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings.
     

  2. Click on ReLive.
     

  3. Select the Game & VR Streaming tab.
     

  4. Click on the Remote Play tile to toggle it from Disabled to Enabled.
     

  5. Enable SteamVR Integration:
    • If SteamVR is not installed in the system, click on the Install SteamVR tile for instructions on how to install SteamVR.
       

       
    • If SteamVR is already installed, click on SteamVR Integration tile to enable it.
       

  6. After enabling both Remote Play and SteamVR Integration, install the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app on the supported mobile HMD which is available from their respective app store:
     

    Mobile HMD

    App Store

    HTC Vive Focus

    VIVEPORT

    Google Daydream

    Google Play


    For more information on setting up the mobile HMD, click on Setup Instructions tile.
     
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Configuring Remote Play

Remote Play provides options to adjust the streaming video bitrate and enable the use of a third-party controller.  Depending on your network and HMD hardware setup, configuring these options may help improve your VR experience. 

These options are accessible from the Game & VR Streaming tab within the ReLive section of Radeon™ Settings, as shown in the example below.


The Bitrate option allows setting the video bitrate of the content being streamed over the wireless network to the mobile HMD.  It can be set to one of the following:

  • High (50 Mbps)
  • Medium (30 Mbps)
  • Low (10 Mbps)
  • Set by Headset

The default Bitrate is set to High (50 Mbps), which offers the best video streaming quality.  If performance issues are being experienced with certain content, reduce the bitrate to lower the video streaming quality as it may help resolve the problem.

NOTE!  For best results, the mobile HMD needs to be on a wireless network that supports 802.11ac.


While mobile HMDs already come bundled with their own controllers, Remote Play provides an option to use a third-party controller.  Simply toggle the Use Third-Party Controller tile to enable this option.

 

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Connecting and Streaming

To connect the mobile HMD to the desktop system for wireless VR streaming, first ensure that Remote Play and SteamVR Integration are enabled and that the Radeon™ ReLive for VR app is installed on the mobile HMD.  For instructions, please see section:  Setting Up Remote Play.

Once the above setup is completed, to begin streaming, follow the steps below:

  1. Start SteamVR on the desktop system by double-clicking on its desktop icon.
  2. Verify that the mobile HMD it is connected on same network as the desktop system (Host).
  3. Put on the mobile HMD and within its VR interface, launch Radeon™ ReLive for VR app.
  4. Radeon™ ReLive for VR app should automatically find and connect to the Host.
  5. Once connected, it will bring up the SteamVR virtual environment.
  6. Within the SteamVR virtual environment, select the desired content/game to begin streaming.
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