Can I Install APK on Oculus Go?

APK, APK Installations

Are you wondering if it’s possible to install APK files on your Oculus Go device? Well, the short answer is yes, it is possible! In this article, we’ll explore the steps you need to take in order to install APK files on your Oculus Go.

What is an APK file?

Before we dive into the installation process, let’s first clarify what an APK file is. An APK file is an Android Package Kit that contains all the necessary files for an Android app to be installed on a device. The Oculus Go runs on Android, which means that it can also run APK files just like any other Android device.

How to enable developer mode on your Oculus Go

The first step in installing APK files on your Oculus Go is to enable developer mode. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone and connect it to your Oculus Go
  2. Select your device and go to ‘Settings’
  3. Scroll down and select ‘Developer Mode’
  4. Toggle the switch next to ‘Developer Mode’ to enable it

Once you’ve enabled developer mode, you’re ready to start installing APK files.

How to install APK files on your Oculus Go

Now that you’ve enabled developer mode, follow these steps to install an APK file:

  1. Connect your Oculus Go to your computer using a USB cable
  2. Download the Android SDK from the official website and extract the contents of the ZIP file into a new folder
  3. In the new folder, navigate to ‘platform-tools’ and open a command prompt or terminal window in that directory
  4. Type in ‘adb devices’ and press enter – this will display a list of devices connected to your computer
  5. Make sure your Oculus Go is listed – if it’s not, make sure that developer mode is enabled on your device and that it’s properly connected to your computer
  6. Download the APK file you want to install onto your Oculus Go
  7. In the command prompt or terminal window, type in ‘adb install [path to APK file]’ and press enter – this will install the APK file onto your Oculus Go

And that’s it! You’ve successfully installed an APK file onto your Oculus Go.


Installing APK files on your Oculus Go can be a great way to expand its capabilities beyond what’s available on the Oculus Store. By enabling developer mode and using adb commands, you can easily install any Android app onto your device.

However, keep in mind that not all apps may be optimized for VR and may not work properly on the Oculus Go. Use caution when installing apps from third-party sources and always ensure that they are safe and trustworthy.