Undoubtedly VR has dramatically changed the way how we are experiencing video content. But the real credit goes to Google Cardboard for making VR simple and affordable. There are many apps available in the stores and outside it offering genuine VR contents. We’ve picked 10 top Cardboard apps to share, so you can choose your preferred app to jump into the VR world or experience it better.
Cardboard is the official cardboard app from Google. The app lets you set up your cardboard viewer and it works as a portal for supportable apps and videos. At My Library section, you can see all the Cardboard-compatible apps installed on your phone. Price – free.
No need to download, as you’ve already it in place. YouTube is one of the most used Cardboard apps. Get a wide range of VR content by just searching for “360 video”. In case if you want to view standard videos in VR mode, just tap on “View in Cardboard”. Price – free.
VaR’s VR Video Player
You will get a bundle of video content on different VR apps. But you can’t have time to watch all. How if there is an app to watch it offline or later? Wonderful! VaR’s VR Video Player does exactly what you’re expecting. It is also a compatible player to watch all sorts of VR contents. Price – free.
AAA VR Cinema
AAA VR Cinema is a VR video player which lets you consume locally stored content on the phone. It’s very easy to use. It can be used to view any kind of VR video by wearing Google Cardboard. It supports 180-degree and 360-degree videos, head tracking, and NAS. While required to watch longer videos, you are able to remove drift issues. Price – free.
Cardboard Camera is one of the must-have VR apps. It is focused on delivering fun elements. With this app, you can take VR pictures and view in VR. It is easy to use and you no need to sign up for any Google account. You may not enjoy first few VR photos, but you will definitely have a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Price- free.
Expeditions is a learning-oriented app, prominently used in a classroom environment. But you can use it anywhere you want. The app contains more than 200 expeditions, including various destinations, landmarks, landforms, and waterscapes. 360-degree mode in it works without Cardboard. The app is pretty easy to use. Price – free.
As it calls itself, Fulldive VR is a VR navigation platform. It allows you to find and consume tons of VR content from around the web. It stands out from its typical features that include support for VR video from YouTube, a built-in VR video player, and a VR browser to consume content online. You can also use its camera to take pictures, and get access to photo gallery, and market place to take VR images and browse more VR apps and games. There are many mobile app development companies in USA that are developing apps similar to Fulldive VR. Price- free.
Google Arts and Culture
Google Arts and Culture is a tour style app that allows you to tour hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks all around the world. It also allows you to view individual artworks like how you can see Picasso’s artwork in a museum, and you can also choose things based on color and time period. While viewing, you can get a little bit information about the things. It is one of the most useful apps you can have. Price – free.
Titans of Space
Titans of Space is a very special app compared to other Google Cardboard apps. The app features a VR tour through solar system, so you can see the earth very excitingly. It also lets you compare the sizes of planets, as well as you can roam around and have a better understanding of various planetary bodies. Your travel is enriched with a cool little soundtrack. Until you want the voice narration, you can enjoy all exciting features of the app. The voice narration can be bought as a DLC for $2.99. Price – free/paid.
Within is turning out to be a major platform for VR content. The app offers you a wide range of top quality commercial films that you can consume directly or download. It contains music videos from the likes of Muse and One Republic, typical scenes from TV shows including Saturday Night Live and Mr Robot and news content as well. Price – free.
We can undoubtedly say VR will form a major area of entertainment industry in coming years. All the above apps are just a base for the prediction what we have today and what we could see in the future in VR world.
Sandeep Kumar is a well-versed content writer working in FuGenX Technologies, an emerging mobile app development company. He likes to write on technology, startups and latest technological innovations that people like to know and share with others.