You control the virtual reality experiences with a touchpad on the right side, just over your temple. The new version's touchpad has indentations so you can clearly tell which directions are up, down, left and right.
A new addition to the content you can view through a Samsung Gear VR: Netflix! No, the movies aren't converted to virtual reality. They're still flat, but we're guessing you can watch them on a giant screen in a virtual reality theater.