Watch Movies and Other Transferred Videos on Google Glass

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Google Glass lets Explorers watch the videos that they’ve recorded on the device, but it doesn’t allow them to watch video files that were transferred onto the device. There is an application called ‘Glass Movies’ that allows Explorers to watch movies and other transferred videos on Google Glass with the built-in video player, but for the longest time it wasn’t working with any software version past XE10.

Well, it appears that the application has finally got an update from its author to work with XE16 and once again Explorers can enjoy videos on their Google Glass device. Before we continue to talk more about this app, we should discuss a few things about watching videos on Google Glass.

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Movies on Google Glass

Well, it appears that the application has finally got an update from its author to work with XE16 and once again Explorers can enjoy transferred videos on their Google Glass device. Before we continue to talk more about this app, we should discuss a few things about watching movies / long videos on Google Glass.

Battery. Battery is a huge problem if you’re going to try and watch movies on Google Glass. The battery is decent, but it’s not good enough to last through a movie or video that is longer than an hour or so. You will definitely be able to watch a short episode of something, but the likelihood of being able to make it through a video that is longer than 2 hours is very slim.

Viewing Experience. Viewing short videos that you’ve recorded on Google Glass is pretty neat and not too uncomfortable. With that said, viewing a video over an hour or so on Google Glass is going to get uncomfortable; after-all you are only focusing on the video with one eye. Viewing a movie on Google Glass is possible, but it’s definitely not going to compare to watching a movie or video on a normal television screen.

Heat Issues. Some Explorers experience a problem with Google Glass where it gets hot when it is being used for long periods of times. If you’re an Explorer who has this problem, then it’s only going to be worse if you watch a full length movie. If you experience heating issues without even doing intense tasks, then you should probably avoid watching something that is extremely long.

Watch Movies on Google Glass

Now that we’ve covered some of the issues you might experience, let’s go ahead and get back to talking about the application.

If you’re interested in watching movies or a downloaded video, then you will need to install the application ‘Glass Movies’, which can be found here. If you’re a new Explorer and don’t know how to sideload / install a Google Glass app, then you can head over here to view our install guide.

Once you have installed the ‘Glass Movies’ apk, you can start transferring your videos and movies to /mnt/sdcard/Movies/. You can do this via ADB or you can plug Google Glass up to your computer using the micro USB cable and transfer the movies to the /mnt/sdcard/Movies/ folder that way. Make sure that the videos are in the MP4 format!

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After you’ve installed the Apk and transferred some videos, you can view them by saying the voice command “Ok Glass, start movies” and by selecting a video from the list of available videos that are shown.

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That’s all you have to do to start watching transferred videos on Google Glass. Like we said though, Google Glass isn’t the best movie viewing experience. This app is probably way more helpful for watching short video clips rather than full-length videos. Anyway, we hope you enjoyed this little article.

If you have anything to add to this, then feel free to leave a comment down below!

 

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I’m a tech enthusiast and master procrastinator that currently resides in Saint Louis. My days are usually spent reading and writing, but I do enjoy gaming occasionally as well.

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April 26, 2014