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Download and Installation

AltspaceVR is available for free on all major headsets: Oculus devices, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality (WMR).

It’s also available in 2D mode on PC. We are currently piloting macOS support for AltspaceVR.

Ready to get going? Get the app from your preferred store or library.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to install. Please visit our documentation for detailed installation instructions for WMR and Oculus devices.

Creating Accounts

Now that you’ve installed the app, it’s time to create an account. You’ll need a Microsoft Account (MSA) to sign into AltspaceVR, so if you don’t have one please create an MSA. Not only does this give you access to powerful features and functionality, but MSA-integration also ensures unparalleled account security.

NOTE: If you have a Hotmail or Outlook account, you already have an MSA. Feel free to use it, so long as it’s a personal account and not associated with Work or School. Otherwise, you can sign up for an MSA using your email address of choice, or you can create a new Hotmail or Outlook account.

Got your MSA handy? Great! Here’s what’s next:

  1. Launch the app
  2. Accept the Terms & Conditions
  3. Select the “Sign In” button and then “Sign in with Microsoft”
  4. Follow prompts to activate your headset (unless on 2D)
  5. Choose a Display Name and Username
  6. Select “Register”

After your accounts are linked, you’re good to go!

NOTE: If you’re an existing AltspaceVR user and haven’t linked your account to an MSA, this video tutorial will help. (Don’t worry, you won’t lose your existing profile and avatar after linking.)


Get Help

As you explore the platform, you may have questions that need answers and problems that need solutions. Fortunately, there are many avenues for help – in VR and otherwise.

We are here to support and assist you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Here are some of the best resources:

The Campfire

Our most popular Hub space, where Staffers and/or Community Helpers are almost always on hand to answer questions. Look out for the gold badges on their Nametags!

Tech Support

Reach out to tech support with any questions or concerns.

Get Help

Documentation

Find detailed information on all things AltspaceVR.

Go to Docs

Discord

Chat with fellow Altspacers and staffers on this popular messaging app.

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