PornHub's 360-Degree Videos Now Work With PS VR

By Tom Pritchard on at

Go back through history and you'll see a fairly close relationship between new technology and the porn industry. Getting the porn companies on side is an easy route to victory, and that trend seems to be continuing with VR. PornHub, in particular, is making sure it's in on the action.

PornHub is no stranger when it comes to releasing virtual reality porn for the masses, and now the company has revealed that its 360-degree content is compatible with the PlayStation VR headset. It takes a bit of work to get going compared to using something like Google cardboard, but if you're willing to put the time and effort in you to can enjoy fully-immersive smut on your PS4.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Head to the VR category on Pornhub on your PC
  2. Download the VR videos
  3. Move them to a folder on a USB drive
  4. Plug the drive into your PS4
  5. Open files using the PS4 Media Player Application
  6. Make sure the Media Player is version 2.50
  7. Turn on the PSVR headset.
  8. Hold the 'Options' button
  9. Select 'VR Mode' from the menu.

It's a bit complicated, and a bit lacking, which is apparently the headset's fault. PornHub vice president Corey Price told VentureBeat:

"[PSVR is] quite lacking in comparison to Rift’s and Vive’s media playback support. Samsung GearVR and Google cardboard are the current leaders in ease-of-use and functionality support, where everything can be triggered from the web browser on a mobile device."

Price also noted that the pother headsets are capable of playing VR-ready videos in a number of different formats (not all of it's porn), including stereoscopic 3D, 360- or 180-degree fields of view, and in over-under or side-by-side alignments. The PS VR only supports monoscopic 36-degree videos.

PornHub has admitted that until this problem is solved, it doesn't expect a huge spike in visitors. For now it's encouraging Sony to adopt the Web VR standard, and ensure streaming VR video is possible. Price said:

"We believe it will increase views on the VR category,. However, until Sony fully supports VR media formats in their player or gives browser support for VR playback, the traffic will be limited. We believe it will increase views on the VR category. However, until Sony fully supports VR media formats in their player or gives browser support for VR playback, the traffic will be limited."

For now you might want to stick to a less advanced VR headset if you want to enjoy some 360-degree naked videos, but if you have a PS VR lying around then you just found a new use for it. Make sure you lock the door first, ok? [VentureBeat]