How do I perform a search in Viveport?

PiFromBRC
Contributor

How do I perform a search in Viveport?

I open up Viveport and it gives recommendations.  Okay...that's cool.  But suppose I find a specific title on the web that I want to search for?  Where and how do I do that?  Crawling through the recommendations is cumbersome and I usually just give up and bail.  

 

Thanks. Any help is appreciated.

Vive Staff

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

As you can see below, there's a button marked "View All" under New & Updated. If you click on that, it will show you a search bar on the top right of the frame you can use to search titles by name and various criteria you can specify as well.searchvive.PNGLet me know if you have more questions.

Thanks,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
PiFromBRC
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

But that is an incomplete list.  For instance, I know there are more than 329 tltles in Viveport.  When I do a search for "Stars" it brings up ILM, yet doesn't bring up Star Trek.  Is there a complete access search for every title in Viveport?

Vive Staff

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Yes, that's a known issue. We're in the process of improving that (and other) features of Viveport. I don't have a timeline for you on when those changes roll out, but when the update is ready your software will apply it automatically as usual.

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
PiFromBRC
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Thanks. Loving the Vive.
LxB
New Arrival

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Is your improvement process complete yet ? Cause I am finding it quite inconvenient to go through all the list to find the title I want.

Is there a way to search in Subscription tab ? Or is it an improvement feature too ?

Adding search feature is a very easy task, shouldn't take more than a few days, right?
Vive Staff

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Hello @LxB, global search is still something that's being implemented. It takes a while for larger features like this to pass QA. In the most recent release of the client (r1076) there is a search feature within the store tab. You can use this to search for any title and bring up its store page where you can launch the title.  It's admittedly not ideal but it is a proven workaround until the feature is fully implemented in coming releases. Screenshot (8).png


- David R

Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA

bhalag
New Arrival

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Can you please send me or post an excel spreadsheet with all the 329 titles while the developers develop the "Search" feature.

Vive Staff

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

@bhalag I'll ask our content team if I can send you a .xls with the data you requested. It's a holiday weekend in the US so this may take a few days to get a response.


- David R

Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA

gbrown2036
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Can I please get the spreadsheet too with a column to show which are available for subscription and which aren't? I don't see a way to search for subscription titles. Why can't we add a title to our subscription if we find in on the pay-per-app section? For example, Apollo 11 can only be found by searching for it but then it forces you to buy it even though I have a Viveport subscription. The "available in subscription" button just kicks you over to the Subscription tab and doesn't locate that title for you nor can you search for it there in either the web or the current client version.
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Community

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

@bhalag, while @VibrantNebula's intentions are good, we cannot supply an XLS for a content listing. 

 

A new search function is now part of the Viveport desktop client, and will also be rolling out to the site very soon - ie within a couple of weeks. This isn't the final iteration, we want to improve it further. One of the areas will be in subscription.

 

@gbrown2036, as you're seeing, searching within subscription isn't possible right now via a dedicated search function. However, there are workarounds. When you go to the subscription page, if you scroll down you'll see that 'see all Subscription titles' button. Click that to see everything, and yes, use Ctrl + F or similar to search for a title.

 

The 'Available in Subscription' button does take you to the Subscription page, but using the method above you should able to add a title to an existing subscription. It's not an elegant solution and it's being looked at, but that's what we've got right now. You should never, however, be forced to buy a title that is in subscription already (unless you want to own it permanently).

Stephen 'Rockjaw' Reid
- Community Wrangler
gbrown2036
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

I don't see the "see all subscription titles" button anywhere on either the web or in the client. What is it near or how far down the page is it?

gbrown2036
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Or am I missing something?
gbrown2036
Contributor

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

Anyone?
Vive Staff

Re: How do I perform a search in Viveport?

@gbrown2036

 

can you provide a screenshot of what you are looking at?

Thanks,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."