• Walk on the Web Side

    Explore the immersive Web with our full VR browser

  • Establishing the Web as the foundation for VR

    Our vision is to be able to travel across millions of interconnected VR sites

  • The Virtual Reality Browser

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    Check out what's fresh on the VR Web

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  • Who We Are

    From the creators of A-Frame and pioneers of WebVR

    Diego Marcos

    Developer

    Kevin Ngo

    Developer

    Diego Goberna

    Technical Artist

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  • FAQ

    Got questions about VR and the Web?

    What does it mean to be a VR browser?

    Supermedium lets you navigate and visit websites that have VR content, all within VR. VR content can be published as websites using standard Web technologies such as WebGL, WebVR, and JavaScript. VR sites can be anything: mini-games, art installations, journalistic pieces, environments, dance parties, whatever!

    Is Supermedium a platform?

    Not exactly, Supermedium is all Web. The content you browse in Supermedium are published as normal webpages using standard Web technologies. Developers don't have to go through us nor anyone else to publish content. VR sites built on the Web can be accessed in other browsers supporting VR as well. Though Supermedium provides a fully seamless VR browsing experience.

    Can I view normal 2D webpages in Supermedium?

    Currently not, we are focusing on providing a fully immersive and interactive VR experience.

    What headsets does Supermedium support?

    We are focusing on headsets that provide the best experience by having positional tracking and controllers. That today are the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets.

    Can I type in and visit any URL I want?

    Initially, we are curating Web-based VR content. WebVR is still young; there hasn't been a vast amount of quality content yet. We expect Supermedium will change that by providing an accessible VR distribution platform. Until then, it's unlikely there are many URLs that work in VR out of the box that provide a quality experience. Soon, you will be able to visit any URL. For now, we'll start by building a small Web of interconnected content.

    Why is nothing showing in my headset?

    If you have an NVIDIA card, try going to NVIDIA Control Panel and set High-performance NVIDIA processor as the preferred setting for Supermedium. Else try closing Oculus or SteamVR and restarting Supermedium. If you still can't get it to work, please contact us!

    What engine is Supermedium using?

    We are using a custom version of Gecko. MPL Source Code

    Why does Windows warn me about a virus or permissions?

    Because the Supermedium executable is still new, virus protection programs will flag it until enough people in the world have downloaded it. Don't worry, there won't be any viruses. Also try running the installer as Adminstrator.

    Will there be Linux or Mac support?

    We hope so eventually. We are dependent on the hardware and SDKs supporting the OS, and there is some work on our end to get Supermedium working on other OSes. We are focused on improving the browser at the moment while on Windows.

    How can I feature my VR site in Supermedium?

    Through the developer panel, you can test your VR website inside Supermedium. Let us know about any cool content you build at [email protected], and we'll check it out!

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