Get the Best Virtual Reality Apps for Android
Virtual Reality is evolving pretty fast, and while it does, it becomes richer in content and more affordable for newcomers. It is true that high-end VR headsets such as the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are still expensive enough to attract most of the public, but there are other affordable choices that will appeal even those with a mild interest in VR.
The Best VR Apps for Android Users
There are many VR apps available in the Google Play Store, more than we expected but less than we actually want. Either way, we made a short list with the best and most polished VR Android apps developed so far:
The Google Cardboard is the obvious first application you must install in your Android smartphone. This free app is the best possible way to initiate the VR path. It offers you demo videos in VR to have a small test of what’s coming and it also displays all the VR apps available for download that are compatible with the Cardboard. It is undoubtedly the best place to start.
Of course, YouTube. The biggest repertoire of videos on Earth must also have the widest library of 360 degrees videos and you probably knew it already. But what’s more interesting is that you can watch all these videos in Virtual Reality though the Cardboard. It’s as immersive as it can get, providing you have a decent internet speed.
Within is branded as the Virtual Reality Netflix (though Netflix has its own VR app) because it has a rich and well-polished library of VR videos. You won’t look cats licking their parts with this app, no, we leave that for YouTubers. Within has impressive high-quality videos, everything from short movie clips to documentaries and star music videos. You can stream them or download first. Whatever suits you better.
4. Cardboard Camera
This isn’t new, and you can even do it without the Cardboard or the Cardboard Camera app in some smartphones. But the Cardboard Camera not only allows you to take pictures, it provides you a gallery where you can see your own pictures. It also lets you capture stereoscopic panoramas with audio included.
5. Google Arts & Culture
Google partnered with over 1,200 galleries, museums, and institutions from all over the world to allow viewers tour all these marvelous places online. With Google Arts & Culture You can watch the tours from a normal screen, but the level of immersion achieved by using a VR headset is quite remarkable. If you are a fan of traveling and meeting new places, you will definitely enjoy this app.
Do you know another good VR app for Android? Let us know!