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Microsoft’s Holographic Remoting Player HoloLens App Lands in Windows Store

Holographic Remoting Player lets users outsource the processing needs to the HoloLens to a PC. This means the processing is not carried out by the device, with frame improvements up to 60fps one of the advantages.

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has debuted a new feature that helps to make the HoloLens better at remote use via a PC. The company's augmented reality headset allows a PC to process holographic content. This is possible through a new app called Holographic Remoting Player. HoloLens users can now download the app from the .

Holographic Remoting Player is a service that gives HoloLens the ability to off-load to a PC. This is achieved via the device export sensor using a Wi-Fi connection to send the data to a computer. Once the processing is complete, the PC will send the data back to the headset.

The advantages of this are obvious. The HoloLens does not have to do the heavy lifting of processing data. Outsourcing the task to PCs allows the headset to achieve better performance. With Holographic Remoting Player, performance as good a 60 frames per second is possible.

Microsoft describes the service:

The Holographic Remoting Player is a companion app that connects to PC apps and games that support Holographic Remoting. Holographic Remoting streams holographic content from a PC to your in real-time, using a Wi-Fi connection.”

More Benefits

As well as bumping the frame rate capabilities, the service has other advantages. For example, with PCs doing the process there will be an ability for the HoloLens to deal with more complex data. This potentially allows improved augmented reality renders as data overlayed to the image is improved.

The remoting app comes with other new abilities. It can help to simulate directly into Unity Play Mode, something that will likely appeal to developers. This means Unity Remote Debugging can be done via the PC link. Using Unity in Play Mode, developers can run their own apps on HoloLens using the remote app.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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