If you recently got a phone with the necessary capabilities to be able to reproduce virtual reality content, that is to say mainly that has a gyro sensor and a high-resolution screen, then this might be a good time to buy yourself some Google Cardboard-type virtual reality glasses and enjoy the wealth of content that the Play Store has to offer.
I recently began to explore the applications in search of the ones that most caught my attention, and leaving aside what are short experiences, which are nothing more than small virtual reality demos, I have selected (in no particular order) these 5 apps that stand out For its quality in terms of virtual reality, let’s go to the list:
5 inCell VR
maybe one of the best free VR games I have come across in the store so far. In this virtual experience, you are inside a laboratory, and you must fight against viruses that threaten the human race.
Actually, we can say that it’s a racing game, where you use your head to direct the action, while avoiding obstacles. One of the things I like about inCell VR is that it is one of the best virtual reality apps on Android that I have found with support for external controls (although I have been told that there are many more), which allows you to play with a controller and not have to control the ship by moving your head all the time and thus avoid dizziness.
Arguably this is the first virtual reality social network on Android. Well if there are others I’m not sure, but vTime is great, you start by creating an avatar that will represent you in virtual rooms, then you register in the application and put on your glasses along with a good pair of headphones with a microphone (use the hands-free from your phone preferably).
After you have registered, the app allows you to search for your friends by username, or to talk to the people who are connected to the service in a more or less random way. Just invite someone to speak, and they can put together a virtual room that more people can join later.
Virtual rooms are 3D worlds or photo spheres, where characters can see each other and speak with their normal voices. The flame audio is highly dependent on the quality of the connection, but this app generally offers a lot of ways to interact with your friends, such as share files, change scenarios and much more. Definitely vTime is one of my favorite virtual reality applications on Android for its great creativity.
You may not expect this app, but actually YouTube has become one of my favorite sources of 360 videos. It is enough to have the Google Cardboard application installed on your cell phone, so that YouTube allows you to use the glasses in those compatible videos.
To find compatible content, the easiest thing is to go to YouTube channel 360. From then on you will find an endless list of spherical videos to watch and have a fun time. YouTube has a special menu that is activated when you are in VR mode, allowing you to control the video playback, and jump to the next one.
In any case, a little more interactivity in VR mode, such as the ability to search for other videos by voice or a virtual keyboard, but surely that will come with the following updates.
If you are looking for professional quality content When it comes to videos, Within is the answer. This is one of the few virtual reality applications for Android that offers a free repertoire of high definition videos to be enjoyed with your virtual reality glasses.
Although the list of videos is not very extensive and varies constantly, you can find everything from short films to concerts and documentaries, which you can download to view. That last is the bad, the contents are not streaming, but because of their high quality you should download them, so make sure you have a lot of free space in your phone’s memory because some videos can occupy more than 1GB.
1 Fulldive VR
This is a multimedia player specialized in virtual reality. From here you can see the local content of your cell phone, such as the spherical photos or 360 videos. Additionally, the app gives you access to different sources of VR content, such as YouTube and other immersive video services.
Fulldive VR also has a beta version of a web browser in virtual reality to be able to access all the material on the web without having to leave the application. To achieve its objective, the app presents you with a virtual keyboard that also has voice recognition, to be able to request a web page.
From its main menu, you can launch other Cardboard-compatible applications, or even turn on the front camera of your cell phone to see out of the glasses in case you need it. In short, it is an excellent all-in-one virtual reality media player.