Google Earth VR is a true delight for anybody willing to virtually travel across countries, seas, mountains, forests, or cities throughout the world. Built on pretty much the same concept as the standard Google Earth, the VR version grants the user the illusion that he’ll be able to travel pretty much anywhere at light speed.
But things in technology go in pretty much the same way as it does in life, in general. Nothing is perfect, and so it applies for the Google Earth VR app.
Fixing Google Earth VR not working for Rift S is like a walk in the park
Even if all your gear is compatible with the app, it can still malfunction and trigger the black screen error while you’re trying to run it on Rift S. If by updating your drivers for Oculus and the video card won’t bring things back to normal, you shouldn’t despair. There’s still hope. The easiest and most common way of fixing this issue is by simply downloading and installing the Steam version of Google Earth VR. Furthermore, you won’t have to pay a dime for it!
The Steam description is very reasonable when it comes to the Google Earth VR app:
“Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s cities, landmarks, and natural wonders. You can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space. Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.”
With Google Earth VR, you can become the perfect traveler without having to pay anything!