Set up XRAI on XREAL Beam

We provide information for setting up your XREAL Beam, including installing XRAI, pairing with your device, screen mirroring, and optimizing its use.

In this article:

Download XRAI onto your Beam

Pair your glasses to your device

Airplay with Beam

How to use the Beam's modes

Download XRAI onto your Beam

What you need:

  1. Android or iOS device running the latest version of XRAI Glass
  2. XREAL Beam fully charged
  3. UCB-C cable that came with the Beam
  4. XREAL (Nreal) AR glasses (to use after set up)

Review the Beam's functions below for a clear understanding before proceeding with the setup.

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Install XRAI onto your Beam:

  1. Insert the glasses into the Beam and connect the Beam to your home network. Keep in mind that the Beam may undergo an over-the-air update during this process, so please allow the update to finish before proceeding to the next steps.

  2. After the updates are done, go to the Beam's homepage and select Netflix.

  3. On the sign-in screen of Netflix, locate the Privacy option in the upper right corner. Click on Privacy and choose to Open in Lightning browser.

  4. The Beam will function as a remote laser. Clear the URL address bar and type in

  5. Be sure to click on the Green download button in the center. You will be prompted to download the xrai apk. Go ahead and download it - the download will occur in the background.

  6. Press the Beam's back button to return to the homepage, you may need to press it multiple times.

  7. Navigate to Files and click on Downloads on the left side of the screen.

  8. You will see the download status of the xrai apk file. Once the download is complete, click on it to install the app.

  9. Once the app is installed, you will be asked if you want to open it. Proceed to open the app. A code will be displayed on the glasses for you to enter into the pairing screen. See steps in our Pairing your glasses section for further steps.

Alternatively, you can also install the XRAI app using a PC instead of solely relying on the glasses. For detailed instructions, you can watch this video tutorial and follow along with written guidelines for the next steps.

Pair your glasses to your device

To access the app pairing, follow these steps:

  1. Open the XRAI Glass application on your iOS or Android device. 
  2. Click on your profile in the upper right corner to access Settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'Enable XRAI app pairing.'
  4. Navigate back to the main subtitle page and locate the pairing button at the top right corner of your screen.
  5. Input the 6 digit code shown on your smart glasses. Once connected, you’ll be able to use your mobile device to control the settings of the app.

Note: Once set up, the glasses can function independently. A mobile device is only necessary for adjusting settings like font size or language preferences. The audio source can only be set to XREAL's AR glasses' mic built-in at this time. 

Airplay with Beam

Mirror your iOS device's screen onto the XREAL AR glasses wirelessly using the Beam with Screen Mirroring with the steps listed below.

  1. Put on the XREAL glasses.
  2. Insert the glasses into the Beam and connect the Beam to your home network. Keep in mind that the Beam may undergo an over-the-air update during this process, so please allow the update to finish before proceeding to the next steps.
    1. Make sure that your iOS device and the Beam are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Make sure to tap on the 'Screen Mirroring Guide' for detailed instructions to ensure you have the correct setup.
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To activate the screen mirroring feature, follow these steps:

  1. From the top down or bottom up depending on your iOS device, swipe up for the Control Center to access the Screen Mirroring icon. 
  2. Click on the Beam device. 
  3. Once you see your phone's screen appear in front of your eyes, swipe over to the XRAI Glass app and open it up.
  4. Be sure to enable Minimal Interface in the Quick settings for the best experience with screen mirroring.


How to use the Beam's modes

Below are the three Spatial Modes available on the Beam designed to cater to various preferences and scenarios:

  1. Smooth Follow: Enjoy a dynamic visual experience as the display intelligently follows your head movements in real-time, enhancing the connection between virtual content and the physical world.

  2. Sideview: Sideview mode minimizes distractions by shifting the display to the side, allowing focus on what is in front of you.

    1. For improved readability, we suggest adjusting the Font Size using Font Scaling in the main Settings menu found under Profile.
  3. Body Anchor: Utilize Body Anchor mode to maintain a stable view in a specific location, known as Pinning, enabling subtitles to stay in place as you move your head.

For a detailed explanation of the different modes available, you can refer to the video above at the 2:58 mark. The video provides in-depth information on how to use each mode effectively.