MacMorpheus assists PlayStation VR and macOS to play together


The good news for Mac users: a member of the PlayStation VR subreddit, nicknamed emoRaivis, recently created a post saying they created a macOS app, dubbed MacMorpheus, that can play 3D 180/360 videos on PSVR. And in this post, we will cover how to download and install the app. Let’s dig in.

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How to download MacMorpheus

It’s worth noting that you may get into trouble when downloading files from GitHub without discrepancy. Don’t stress out yet, as some members of the subreddit checked out the code and didn’t see anything suspicious or malicious. If you still have concerns about your computer being harmed, you are better off staying away. And here’s how:

Make sure that your Mac is running on Sierra 10.12.

Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to point your web browser to

Step 2: Click on the link under the Download here title.

Step 3: Open Finder from the Dock.

Step 4: Click on Downloads.

Step 5: Now, you are required to double-click the zip file.

The extracted MacMorpheus app is now present in your Downloads folder. You can also drag it to the Dock to get quick access.

How to set everything up

Step 1: Set up your PlayStation VR as normal.

Step 2: Turn on the PS4, PSVR, and TV.

Step 3: Now, you will need to disconnect PSVR head-mounted display HDMI cable from the connector box.

Step 4: Connect the head-mounted display HDMI cable to your Mac.

Step 5: Connect the HDMI cable from your TV to the PSVR head-mounted display connector box.

Step 6: Connect the USB cable coming from the PSVR processing box to your Mac.

Step 7: Open MacMorpheus.

Step 8: Select a video you would like to watch.

Step 9: Click on the drop-down arrow in the 2D 360 Regular field.

Step 10: Select the setting that is compatible with the video.

Step 11: Click on the Open button, and your video will automatically play.

MacMorpheus controls

Check out the list of controls on your Mac’s keyboard.

  • R: Reset your view
  • Space: Pause/Play
  • esc: Exit fullscreen
  • return: Enter fullscreen
  • Left arrow/Right arrow: Skip ahead or skip back

It’s good to be aware that if you have trouble setting up MacMorpheus, just unplug everything, restart everything and then start again.

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