20 Most Popular VR Apps for Google Cardboard
Undoubtedly VR (Virtual Reality) 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 20 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.
2. YouTube VR
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.
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 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.
7. Fulldive VR
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 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 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.
11. Jaunt VR
Jaunt VR can be used without Cardboard too. The app offers more than 150 pieces of premium content. The app contains concert footage from Paul McCartney, documentaries from ABC News and much more. Price – free.
12. GoPro VR
One of the exciting things about VR is it lets you experience which you’ve ever dreamt, like swimming with sharks off the Galapagos Islands, or enjoying the exciting paragliding across the Chilean desert. From Flying and Underwater to Street and Fashion, you can enjoy hundreds of videos in 14 categories. Price –free.
Bohemian Rhapsody Experience is based on animated movie, which lets you take a journey through Freddie Mercury’s subconscious mind. The video can be best enjoyed with headphone. Price – free.
It’s really a wonderful app for practicing for job interviews and public speaking. If you’re hesitant to speak in the crowd, this is the best app you can make yourself better. The app places you in various situations that can be on a stage before the audience, in interview or at boardroom table surrounded by virtual work colleagues.
Inside Abbey Road guides to the legendary recording studios. The app is based on a nine-part tour hosted by Giles Martin. You can stroll around and discover on your own. While discovering, you can find yourself performing in the centre of a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra. Price – free.
If you’re dreaming a trip to Mars, but it is beyond your budget, don’t worry, you can still make it. The app is based on the 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Landing, so you can land on the moon, walk around and drive around in the Lunar Rover. A wonderful virtual experience it can be.
17. Cardboard Camera
Cardboard Camera lets you create your own cardboard images. You can shoot 360 degree stills, add some ambience to it by recording sound at the same time and you can even share this image.
18. Coastiality VR
Coastiality VR lets allows you to experience live recordings shot in amusement parks from across the world, which is contrary to computer generated images.
19. Chair in a Room
Chair in a Room is a horror app cum game. It is plunged into darkness and throws out objects from everywhere. There is only a single flashlight to guide you.
20. InMind VR
InMind is a fun, as well as learning game, which lets you take journey into a patient’s brain where you can search of the neurons that cause mental disorder.
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.