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How to expand the storage on your Oculus Go

Oculus Go with controller
Oculus Go with controller (Image credit: Android Central)

The Oculus Go is an excellent device for viewing media, but high definition video files can fill up storage quickly. The Oculus Go only comes in 32GB or 64GB variants, and it doesn't have OTG support yet. However, that doesn't mean you're stuck with 64 GB. Here's how to view and play more media on your Oculus Go.

How to expand storage

  1. Create a folder on your USB drive, SD card, or external drive called "Share"

Share

  1. Move a folder titled "Movie" into the "Share" folder of your memory expansion device.

Movie

  1. Place a movie, television episodes or other file in the "Movie" folder.

Copy to Movie

  1. Plug your memory expansion device into the RAVPower Filehub Plus.
  2. Power on the RAVPower Filehub Plus.
  3. Open the Settings for your Oculus Go from the home screen.

Settings

  1. Select WiFi to show nearby networks.
  2. Connect to the RAVPower Filehub Plus network
  3. Launch a media streaming app such as SKYBOX VR Video Player.

  1. Browse your device's folders to find your "Movie" folder.

You can now stream large media files such as movies to your Oculus Go without taking up valuable inbuilt storage on the device. Additionally, you can keep your Oculus Go and other devices' batteries topped up and can use the same hardware to stream media content to a number of other devices.

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The RAVPower Filehub Plus (opens in new tab) is a compact wireless travel router that also serves as a 6,000 mAh portable battery. It works with USB drives, SD cards, and external hard drives.

Alternatively, you can use the HooToo Wireless travel router (opens in new tab). It works in a similar fashion to the RAVPower Filehub Plus. It has a larger 10,400 mAh battery but is slightly less compact. It works with USB devices and can work with SD and microSD card with the proper adapter.

You'll also need to use an app on your Oculus Go that can stream files from a media server. A good one to try is SKYBOX VR Video Player (opens in new tab) which is free.

The device is great for viewing immersive multimedia content on the go; it's not just for games! However, the space fills up quickly so if you want to up your storage, you're going to need some extra tech.

There are many portable, travel-oriented routers around that can double as network-attached storage, but RAVPower's is a little nicer-looking than most of them, and a little more pocket-friendly. If you're looking for a little more power, there are other options.