BS Companion 4+

Tino Schindel

    • $1.99

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Turn off your VR Base Stations into stand-by mode or wake them up - just by your iPhone!

BS Companion will discover your Base Stations via Bluetooth and send the required commands to either wake them up or put them into standby mode.

currently not supported:
shared access to the same Base Station v1.0
shared access to the same Base Station v2.0 when standby-mode indication is enabled

In case of issues or suggestion for improvement contact the developer.

What’s New

Version 1.3

basic support for shortcuts and automation, new advanced detail view, standby-mode indication for Base Station v2.0,
endless bug-fixes and optimizations, German translation added

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

isaacfought ,

Works great, totally worth it

The app works exactly as advertised with my SteamVR 2.0 base stations, and no setup was required beyond opening the app. Switching the base stations off is basically instantaneous; no long delay like with SteamVR itself.

The only feature I’d like to see would be 3D Touch shortcuts for the home screen to turn all base stations on or off - that’s really the only way this app could get any faster for my use case. Other than that, it’s a wonderful, simple app for a specific use case; thank you dev.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! 3D Touch shortcuts have been added and are now available with the latest update. Be aware that it still takes some milliseconds for scanning and discovering of the base stations, before the actual standby or sleep commands are sent.

ManedCalico ,

Essential App!

This app is super simple to use and absolutely essential if you have your base stations in your room, especially if your setup makes it difficult to unplug them!

My only request would be to add Apple Shortcuts support so we can tell Siri to turn the base stations on or off, or at least a small new-style widget so a one-touch button can be added to my Sleep focus homepage.

Edit: Thank you for the response!! So awesome to hear you’ve been working on adding Shortcuts! I’ll check it out!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. Shortcut support is available in the current beta of the next release. Please contact me if you like to join the beta program.

Arayta ,


It’s rare that I’m pleasantly surprised with how simple and straightforward an app is, so I’m writing my first app review in probably a decade just to praise it! I opened it, tapped the button and my base stations instantly powered off. No scanning, pairing or other setup, no navigating menus, no ads, and no unnecessarily inflated app size (could almost fit on a floppy disk!). Just open and push button! With how software design trends have been over the past few years, I almost forgot how simple things can be!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review. I would just like to point out that the old base stations 1.0 do indeed send out a pairing request the first time they are accessed. The device pairing is not mandatory, and if you want to access the same base stations 1.0 with several iOS devices I even recommend to cancel the pairing requests. Otherwise base stations need a pairing again with the currently used iOS device.

App Privacy

The developer, Tino Schindel, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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