For quite some time we have been discussing the new developments in the VR industry. So now taking a step back, let’s have a look at the existing ways of entertainment for various VR mediums. In case you are still not clear as to what we are talking about; today’s blog will cover the best virtual reality applications available for the different headgears. Let’s get going-
The best apps for Google Cardboard
Starting with the basics, the Google Cardboard app is designed to accustom users to all the exciting features they can get out of VR on their phone. The Cardboard app lets the users explore 3D environments, famous places or fly through the Arctic.
End Space VR
This fight simulator made especially for Cardboard, lets you shoot through space. In End Space, you steer a space ship simply by tilting your head as you pilot the vessel through increasingly intense battles. Fly through unlimited gameplay as dogfights become progressively harder. You can also upgrade your ship and weapons to fight for even longer.
Google Arts and Culture
Google’s culture app has been designed to immerse the user in arts and culture. The tech giant has worked with more than 1,200 museums to offer a host of virtual tours and exhibitions of art. The app can be used with Google’s Cardboard or other VR headsets. It lets you explore galleries around the world, or visit famous landmarks through your headset.
This app brings you immersive content from documentaries to fantasy. It works with partners including Apple, the New York Times, NBC and Vice, as well as bands such as U2, Muse and One Republic to offer a range of experiences from concerts to music videos. Within is adding new content such as the VR fantasy adventures Asteroids! and Giant. It is available for download on Oculus, PlayStore and iTunes.
The best apps for Google Daydream
YouTube and YouTube VR
This is hands on the best thing which is exclusive to the Daydream. YouTube has embraced VR long ago with simple uses in the Google Cardboard and immersive experiences on the Daydream and Gear 2. The YouTube app offers 360-degree videos that simply require you to tap the cardboard icon to experience them in VR. But for a more immersive experience, the YouTube VR app is exclusive to Google’s VR platforms, so there is no app for the Samsung Gear VR or iPhones. Instead, Google’s Daydream offers a more in-depth version of the app. Rather than just allowing you to watch videos in VR, you can control the whole app in a new way.
The best apps for Samsung Gear VR
Facebook has turned to Samsung for its VR application. Facebook 360 allows users to explore 360-degree videos and photos from around the network. The app allows you to react to immersive photos, like and share them, as well as discovering videos and VR content from media companies and individual creators.
Gunjack, a flight simulator based on the popular EVE online gaming franchise, is a simple, pick up and play the shooter for the Samsung Gear VR. Fly through waves of enemy spacecraft determined to destroy you and your allies in this arcade-style shooter. It is available on the Oculus store for £7.99.
Minecraft Gear VR Edition
Minecraft has taken the world by storm, but now users can get even closer to the block-building phenomenon with this VR simulator. Players can explore and build a new world and play through multiple modes such as survival. Battle with mods and get even closer to the action with the app’s 3D audio. Like the full game, you can play with friends in an online co-op mode. This too is a paid download but definitely worth the money.
So, these are just a few of the apps which we think are must haves for your VR gear, but we look forward to your recommendations and feedback. Keep coming back to know more from the VR world because we are, where VR is!