How To Enable Virtual Reality View

Enable this option to allow a Virtual Reality view for your digital edition.

Note: This feature is only available when the publication is opted into the Customizable Menu service. For more information on opting into using the Customizable Menu, see How To Setup A Customizable Menu.

This feature is not supported in Internet Explorer 11. The Virtual Reality (VR) Icon will not be displayed within the browser.

To enable Virtual Reality View, select the option in HTML 5 Settings within Publication Settings for your title.

Once the view is enabled, the VR icon will be displayed as follows:

Contents View

Article View

When the VR view is enabled, additional options will be presented in Publication Settings, Issue Settings, and Article Setup:

  • Upload VR background image: This allows users to upload an image to be used as the background in the VR view. Maximum dimensions are 4096 x 2048.
  • Add VR background video: This field accepts a URL to an .mp4 video to be used as the background in the VR view. 
  • Add Google Cardboard URL: This field accepts "Google Cardboard Pictures" that are created using a 360 camera and then shared via URL. For more information see