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Launching WebXR Links with Wolvic Browser

Choose a default method for launching WebXR links on Quest devices

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Written by Westley Heagy
Updated over a week ago

πŸ›‘ In Quest Firmware v55+, launching WebXR links using the native Meta Quest browser may intermittently cause device crashes and won't allow you to enter "VR Mode" on certain websites. To avoid these issues, we strongly recommend using Wolvic browser as your default method for launching WebXR links. Learn more

Understanding your WebXR browser options

All WebXR links open in a web browser. By default, devices use their built-in system browser (e.g., the native Quest web browser). Wolvic browser is an open-source browser built for XR and is a reliable way to launch WebXR links on Quest devices. Using Wolvic as your default browser will give you a more stable WebXR experience as Meta firmware changes. This feature is currently only available for Quest devices but may become available more broadly as Wolvic adds support for more device types.

You can choose between three different WebXR browser options on Meta Quest devices:

Default Quest Browser

Use the default browser provided by the device manufacturer (Meta Quest Browser).

Wolvic Browser (Standard)

Use Wolvic Browser as your default method for launching WebXR links. Selecting Wolvic Browser (Standard) will automatically install the Wolvic app on your device(s).

Wolvic Browser (No Search)

Use Wolvic Browser without a search bar to prevent users from exploring other sites. Selecting Wolvic Browser (No Search) will automatically install the Wolvic app on your device(s).

⚠️ Wolvic is an open-source, 3rd party web browser. Wolvic is not affiliated with ManageXR. The source code to Wolvic is made available to you under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL) and can be found on its github repository. The MPL has an FAQ section to help you understand it.

How to set your default WebXR browser on your configuration

Once you've decided which browser setting works best, there are two places you can set your default browser in your configuration:

In the WebXR Links section of your configuration

  1. Select a configuration in your Configurations tab

  2. Click WebXR Links

  3. Choose the desired launching method

In the Device Settings section of your configuration

  1. Select a configuration in your Configurations tab

  2. Select Device Settings

  3. Choose the desired launching method under Meta Devices Only

That's it! The next time devices assigned to this configuration sync with ManageXR, they will automatically download Wolvic and set it as the default browser option.

πŸ’‘ When ManageXR installs Wolvic, it will do so in the background, and you won't see the Wolvic app on your ManageXR Home Screen.

How to verify that Wolvic browser is installed on your devices

To check if Wolvic is installed and up-to-date on your device, head to your Devices page, click Current Configuration, and locate Wolvic under the ManageXR Apps section.

πŸ’‘ Wolvic will only download onto the device and appear under ManageXR Apps if the configuration uses Wolvic Browser (Standard) or Wolvic Browser (No Search). Otherwise, it will not be downloaded.


FAQs

What should I expect the first time I launch a WebXR link using Wolvic?

The first time Wolvic is launched, you will need to review their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If accepted, you will continue on to your WebXR link.

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How do I enter VR mode when launching a YouTube link?

  1. Click the fullscreen icon in the bottom right of the screen

  2. Click the VR headset button

  3. Select 360 Stereo


Need more help?

Talk to a member of our team using the chat bubble in the bottom right of your screen, or reach out to support@managexr.com

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