Just a few years ago when Google debuted its quirky-looking entry to the mobile VR world, people thought it was just a gimmick. Google Cardboard was a step in the right direction, which is now led to the creation of the Google Daydream platform.
If you own a basic VR headset that goes from anywhere between $5–$50, you can now have a window into a sea of VR content. Thanks to the Google Play Store, there are a bunch of apps designed specifically to bring you the best of professional and independent VR content from all over.
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1. YouTube VR
If its video content that you wish to enjoy in virtual reality, why not start with the latest video library of content on the internet? YouTube VR is essentially a souped-up version of the platform designed to bring you all of your subscribed channels in a 3D VR setting. With a revamped UI designed for VR headsets and microphone integration to search for videos using your voice, there’s no limit to what you can watch on YouTube VR.
After partnering up with Oculus, Samsung brought the high-powered Gear VR with far more features than Google Daydream and Cardboard combined. Regardless of your VR headset, you still get to enjoy an astounding virtual reality experience with Samsung VR app, where you can not only enjoy tons of professional content curated by Samsung, but hundreds of submissions by independent users on the platform.
Hoping to be the next great portal for all there is in virtual reality entertainment, VeeR VR not only brings you to best original content but helps you create your own. Thanks to the ever-growing social video sharing nature of the app, you get curated lists of recommended videos based on your viewing patterns and explore content brought to you by creators from all around the world.
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Content created by individuals offers a personalized feeling, but it simply doesn’t match the standard of what established producers can offer. Thanks to WITHIN and its partnership with names like NBC, The New York Times, United Nations, Vice Media, and even musical artists, you get premium-quality content filmed and converted into 360-VR for an out of the world entertainment experience.
5. GoPro VR
While nothing beats the thrill and excitement of living moments that are worth recording with the GoPro, its VR app is the next best thing. Take a walk through the mountains of Peru, or dive deep into the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, all from the comfort of your home and your VR headset strapped on. With an immersive VR mode and 36-degree viewing motion, the app even comes with gyroscope support and all videos are in 60FPS for a realistic experience.
If you simply can’t get enough of the VR-oriented premium quality content online, Jaunt VR is here and ready to take you on a joyride. Packed with more than an overwhelming 150 differently categorized cinematic VR content, you can start with some larger than life football brought to you by ESPN, go deep into the restricted war zones of Syria, and finish things off on a lighter note with musical concerts.
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7. Netflix VR
The fact that one of the largest premium streaming services ever created has a VR-oriented app should put it on this list. Starting with Netflix Originals series and ending with a massive collection of blockbuster movies, the Netflix VR app comes with a simple gesture-based user interface which may not be perfect, but does offer a one of a kind visual experience every time.
The only reason you have to look for VR content in the first place is that it isn’t mainstream yet, but what if you could turn any content in 360-VR? If this seems too dreamy, you’ll be surprised to know that this app helps you do it is an instant, with 3D, 360, 3D 180-degree, and 3D 360-degree modes. You can simply launch 3D VR Player app, select a video from your phone’s internal storage and you’re ready to rock.
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