How to give a game as a gift using the Oculus app – Video tutorial
I made a little television to show you how you can give a game as a gift, or redeem a gift someone has made to you using the Oculus app on your smartphone. The process is identical square, and you can watch it here :
Or keep on read for the common written tutorial 🙂
How to give or receive a game as a gift using the Oculus app
The process to make gifts on the Oculus Store using the Oculus company app is incredibly easy. Oculus has made a great job in making things straightforward, and it is besides pushing a lot this modern giving feature highlighting on the base page of the Store all the best games to gift to your friends .
The operation to make or receive a gift is like. In both cases, you have to go to the page of the game on the store, but alternatively of clicking the big blue button with the monetary value that you normally use to but the game for yourself, you have to click on the small three-dots button that is on the right. When you do that, you will be presented with two options :
- Gift the game to a friend of yours
- Redeem the game if someone has gifted it to you.
If you click the button with the three dots, you can choose to buy the game for a friend of yours or to redeem the game if someone has gifted it to you. Sorry for the Italian language of my Oculus app, you can watch the icons to find the corresponding entries in your language
In the casing that you want to give it as a gift, y ou will be asked for an e-mail address of the person you want to give the endow to, plus a personalized message that you can associate with the endowment. If you confirm this data, a new screen will ask you for your payment information through which you can pay for the game for your supporter. After that, an e-mail will be sent to the electronic mail address you specified, with your personalized message and a custom code to redeem the game.
When you give the game as a gift, you can add a personalized message, and then pay for the game as usual
If you are the lucky guy/girl that has received a game as a endowment, you have got an e-mail with all the data to redeem it and in particular the redeem code. To add the plot to your library, there are two possible paths that you can follow :
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- Going to the store page of the game, click the three dots button, and select that you want to redeem a game (as you can see in the picture I posted above);
- Going to the Settings tab of the Oculus app, in the “Payment” section you will find the entry “Redeem Code” with an asterisk icon next to it. Select it to tell that you want to redeem a game;
In both cases, you will be presented a simple screen with a textbox inside which you can paste the code that you have received via e-mail. Confirm it and the game will appear on your library, ready to be installed on your device !
The screen that asks you the code to redeem your game
How to give or receive a game as a gift using the Oculus web store
You can also make gifts using the web version of the store. The operation is incredibly exchangeable. You have to go to the page of the game that you want to gift and below the release with the price you will already find two links to give the game as a gift or to redeem it.
In the page of the game on the web store, there are two links to buy the game as a gift or to redeem it if someone has gifted it to you
If you click on the link to make a gift, you will be asked again for an e-mail and a personal message…
It is like in the app… just in landscape version
… while if you click the connect to redeem it, you will be asked for a code, exactly as with the app .
You enter the code here, and then the game is yours!
Now it’s your time to make a gift!
As you have seen, buying a game as a gift on the Oculus Store is incredibly easy, so it ’ mho prison term for you to make a bunch of VR gifts for your friends ! This way you will make people happy and at the same time support the VR developers 🙂 And remember that there is not entirely the Oculus Store, but you can also buy games as gifts on STEAM!
I hope this tutorial will be useful for you and I wish to you and your friends Happy VR Holidays!
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