Virtual Reality – it’s the technology we’ve been waiting to develop for years. Now that it’s here, how will you implement it into your life? You have Microsoft that has made VR gadgets like goggles and headgear for gamers and casual use.
However, you don’t need all of these fancy devices to start using virtual reality. In fact, if you have a smartphone, you can start right now. There are tons of virtual reality apps on the market that you can use – which ones are worth downloading?
Let’s take a look at the 12 best VR apps for Android.
If you’re like most people these days, you spend hours of your life watching YouTube videos every week (if not every day). So, why not take it up a notch by watching your favorite content with YouTube VR?
No additional apps to open – once downloaded, you can just use your YouTube app. All you have to do is switch to “watch in VR” mode and you can enjoy your shows and movies with an Android-powered VR headset.
This is the VR app that Google designed for Android users to enjoy the Cardboard virtual reality headset. Once set up, you can use all the basic VR features with various Cardboard-enabled apps.
You can also use it to download VR videos and watch 3D demos.
Google made the list for the third time in a row. Is it really a surprise? With Google Expeditions, you’re not just viewing scenes in 3D – you’re taking a trip around the world.
You can travel to different parts of the earth, see different cultures up close and personal, and discover areas you didn’t even know existed. Expeditions is the perfect name for this VR app!
You always see virtual reality apps designed for games – but what if you want to use your smartphone in 3D? With the Fulldive VR app, you can fully immerse yourself in your smartphone. It’s ideal for browsing the web or viewing your photos and videos.
In addition, it comes with a VR camera that allows you to record videos and take photos in a 360-degree view.
What’s more fun than getting the best VR apps if they don’t take you on a wild roller coaster ride? With the VR Thrills Roller Coaster 360 app, you can get your adrenaline fix without leaving your home.
The app features first-person pre-recorded videos so you can “feel” like you’re really there.
You may not like roller coasters, but you won’t mind swinging on a rope. Not just any swing – a VR Crazy Swing.
This is not just the usual swing you will find at the playground. When you climb onto your virtual swing, you’ll be hundreds of feet off the ground. Then, once the swing kicks in, you’ll be thrilled (or even scared) about its height and distance.
Do you subscribe to Netflix? Of course, you have! Now you can watch your favorite movies and shows in 3D.
There are two options for viewing your content. You can go with the static view (aka the rustic living room experience), so you feel like you’re sitting in a cozy room. Or you can choose to immerse yourself in the content with an empty experience. With this option, content moves based on your eye movements.
Let’s not let the kids escape the fun of virtual reality. In this list of the best VR apps, we have InCell, designed with kids in mind. It’s an educational app that teaches kids about the human body.
Think about Magic School Bus episode where Miss Frizzle takes the class on a real-life tour of bloodlines. Instead of just observing, your child can participate by protecting the system from viruses as they move through the body.
If you’re using Google Cardboard, prepare to switch to Google Daydream. This is an upgraded version that will replace Cardboard. You can use it to access all types of VR content, such as VR videos and other apps supported by Daydream.
Be sure to purchase a Daydream headset so you can configure it to work with your VR experience.
All the talk today about colonizing Mars seems like an impossible feat. Now, you can start smoothly using Orbulus. In this VR app you can explore the 360 degree photosphere of Mars and other celestial regions.
However, that’s not all – the app also lets you experience photos of events in 3D, such as the Hong Kong New Year Fireworks.
Maybe you like roller coasters and see the celestial world in 3D. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to give the Cosmic Roller Coaster a whirlwind. With this virtual reality app you will be able to tour the solar system on a fun roller coaster ride.
Don’t worry, though – you’re not traveling at the speed of light, so you’ll be able to enjoy stunning celestial views.
Now, for those who enjoy playing spooky games on their smartphones (like Granny and Five Nights at Freddy’s), you have Sisters. This isn’t just another horror game – it’s a virtual reality app, which means you can enjoy the game in 3D.
If you don’t think those games are stressful enough, wait until you try this one out!