Samsung’s Gear VR headset had more than one million monthly active users in April, according to new data released by Oculus Wednesday. The Facebook-owned virtual reality company now wants to get those users to keep coming back by launching a new user interface for the headset.
Oculus also said that it will start to introduce a “what’s new” section within the existing user interface to make it easier to find newly-launched games and experiences.
And next month, the Oculus home screen — the interface users get to see when putting on the Gear VR headset — will get a revamp to put a bigger emphasis on recently downloaded content. The Oculus mobile app, which can be used to download Gear VR apps without the headset, will get a similar refresh.
Oculus said this week that developers have built over 250 apps for Gear VR so far. Interestingly, one of the biggest draws for the device is video content: Seven out of the ten most popular apps are video-related, and almost 80 percent of the users of the device use it to watch video on any given day, according to Oculus.
Samsung first introduced the consumer version of the Gear VR headset in cooperation with Oculus last fall. The device got a big push in recent weeks thanks to a promotion for Samsung newest mobile phones: Anyone who pre-ordered a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge got a free Gear VR with the phone.