Top 10 Mobile Virtual Reality Viewer Reviews
A VR headset is one of the best ways to enjoy virtual reality, whether you're on a budget or looking for something a bit more sophisticated. But before you head out and buy a top-of-the-range headset, make sure to check out these 10 apps that turn your smartphone into a VR device.
Within – The world’s finest selection of 360-degree videos
VR has become the latest medium for telling stories through live-action filmmaking, and Within is a company specialising in this. Its app lets you watch a range of films, including collaborations with The New York Times, the UN, Vice and Saturday Night Live.
Sisters – A VR horror experience
The aptly-named “Sisters” is the kind of scary VR experience that’s likely to give you chills, with a twist: You fly through human cells in this spiffing recreation of a virus wave. It’s not quite as intense as a full-blown game, but it shows that VR can be a powerful storytelling tool.
Jaunt – A mix of entertaining and serious short-films
Jaunt is a video app that offers a blend of entertainment, news and science, with its collection of VR videos from The Guardian, RYOT and the New York Times. It has a strong mix of entertaining short-films from popstars Jack White and Paul McCartney to ABC News reports from Syria, and a good selection of science-related VR experiences.
National Geographic Explore – Explore the Solar System
The solar system is a beautiful place to visit, and this VR app gives you a great look at all the planets, their moons and the ring systems of our galaxy. There are many different modes to choose from and you can also get up close to spaceship missions through asteroids or play around with a solar system map.