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Beginner's Guide of Moon VR Player

2023-11-21 10:32:10

Note: This is a beginner’s guide for platforms such as Quest/Pico, but it does not apply to Apple Vision Pro. If you want to check the beginner’s guide for Apple Vision Pro, please refer to

If you have little knowledge about VR players, you can get started with some basic usage of VR players through this article. If you already have some understanding, you can selectively read the chapters that interest you.

Basic Functions

When you first enter the Moon player, you will see the following interface:


On the left side of the scene, you will find several options: Local Videos, Moon Link, Network, USB, and Cloud Drive. They represent different sources for watching videos.

Local Videos (Home)

Local Videos refer to the videos stored in your VR headset. Every time you start, the Moon player will automatically scan all the videos in your headset, which may take some time during the first startup. Additionally, you can manually scan by clicking the refresh button in the upper right corner.

In addition, you can browse for videos by clicking the plus button in the upper right corner and navigating through folders.

Some notes about “Local Videos”:

  • The Moon player does not scan video files in private paths, such as videos in the /Android folder. For example, if you have downloaded a video using third-party software but it cannot be scanned by Moon, you can check if it is downloaded to the default /Android or its subfolders.
  • Some special video files, such as ISO files, may not be scanned by “Local Videos”.

Moon Link

If you want to play video files from your computer on your VR headset, Moon Link is an excellent way to do so. Moon Link is an application running on Windows or Mac computers with a simple and user-friendly interface. Anyone can instantly stream videos from their computer to the VR headset using Moon Link without any waiting time!

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To download Moon Link, please click here.

For more information about Moon Link, please refer to this link.


The “Network” module is an advanced feature that supports SMB and DLNA protocols. With these protocols, you can easily access files from other devices (such as computers and phones) on the same network within the Moon player. DLNA has simpler setup steps but does not support external subtitles, while SMB has more powerful features but requires more complicated setup steps.

Devices that support SMB and DLNA protocols include computers, NAS devices, tablets, and even smartphones. You need to enable SMB or DLNA on the corresponding device so that the Moon player can access their files. As there are various types of devices used by users, you can search on the internet for how to enable SMB or DLNA protocols on your specific device. For example, you can search:

  • How to enable SMB protocol on XX brand NAS
  • How to enable DLNA on an Android phone

We generally recommend using Moon Link for a simpler and more convenient experience instead of “Network”.

For more tutorials on SMB/DLNA, you can refer to this link.


The USB module allows users to directly access files from USB flash drives or external hard drives within the Moon player. Currently, it only supports FAT32 and NTFS formats. Some NTFS external hard drives may not be readable.

For more information about the USB feature, please refer to this link.

More Basic Questions

Q: What does the “Look at me” function do?

A: When enabled, the screen always faces the user and remains vertical to the ground no matter where the user moves.

Q: What does the “Motion” function do?

A: It fixes the screen in three-dimensional space instead of following the user’s body movements. This allows users to freely approach or move away from the screen. If you turn off Motion, the screen will not follow your body’s movement. In Passthrough mode, turning off and on Motion will bring very noticeable different effects.

Q: How can I set Moon player as the default player?

A: The built-in browser and file manager cannot call the Moon player due to system limitations. However, you can use third-party software like ES File Explorer to call the Moon player.

Next Steps…

When you click on a movie and enter the playback interface, text prompts will appear on your controller, such as guiding you on how to zoom in/out or move the screen position. The Moon player will also remind you how to reorient the screen when it is out of your field of view. If you are already familiar with these features, you can disable these prompts in the settings interface.

The above information is just a small part of what the Moon player offers. We encourage you to explore more practical features yourself and enjoy an exceptional VR movie-watching experience.

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