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Top 10 Best Virtual Reality Apps For Your Smartphone

You do not require to devote a huge selection of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to offer virtual reality a attempt.

The Android or iPhone handset within your pocket is really a VR device in its personal appropriate as well, specially when paired using a sub-£20 Google Cardboard headset that makes use of your telephone as its screen and operates with each Android and iOS.

If you are acquiring began with VR in your smartphone, right here are ten on the greatest apps to discover.

YouTube
Android / iOS (Free)


Starting with a really obvious one: YouTube is very keen on 360-degree videos and virtual reality, so there’s a rapidly-growing catalogue of these videos to watch on its service, from wildlife to music videos. “360” and “VR” are useful search terms to root out the best examples.
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Google Cardboard
Android / iOS (Free)


One of the first downloads for anyone with a Google Cardboard headset. This acts as an introduction to what’s available, from wraparound Google Earth to zipping over the Arctic. The app is also a decent listing of other Cardboard-compatible apps that are available: new ones are emerging every week.
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VRSE
Android / iOS (Free)


A growing number of documentary-makers are excited about VR’s potential to make us feel their movies. Vrse is an excellent place to start: it has music videos and fun shorts, but also more serious videos exploring our world.
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NYT VR
Android / iOS (Free)


Like the Guardian and companies like Vrse and RYOT, the New York Times is experimenting with virtual reality as a news format. Its app is a showcase for its VR reports, taking you from the depths of the ocean to the surface of Pluto, via the spire of 1 World Trade Center.
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Sisters: A Virtual Reality Ghost Story
Android / iOS (Free)


I can’t say much about Sisters without spoiling the plot, but this is an early – and frankly terrifying – glimpse at what virtual reality might be able to bring to the horror genre. It’s a short, scary experience that hints at plenty of potential. Just don’t play it late at night on your own.
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Orbulus
Android / iOS (Free)


Orbulus is evidence that one of the more convincing applications for VR is to give us a new perspective on real-world places we can’t visit in person. It’s a gallery of images created using Google’s Photo Sphere technology from some of the most famous tourist hotspots (and lesser-known scenes) across the world.
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Seene
Android / iOS (Free)


Seene VR works on both the Seene Android and iOS apps. It lets anyone capture in 3D and view in VR using Google Cardboard. Share your world just as you see it, or step into someone else's. VR content creation isn't just for Hollywood. You can make it too.
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Jaunt VR
Android / iOS (Free)


Jaunt is comparable to Vrse in its mixture of entertaining videos and more serious short-films. There’s good variety here too, from live performances by Jack White and Paul McCartney to news events and an ABC News report from Syria.
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InCell VR
Android / iOS (Free)


Part game and part educational app, InCell VR is a spiffing-looking recreation of human cells, with the twist that you’re flying through them. The game part involves racing through the colourful environment outrunning a virus wave. It’s intense, but there’s science behind the fun.
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RYOT VR
Android / iOS (Free)


RYOT has made a series of virtual-reality documentaries in far-flung places, with an emphasis on serious issues: riots, refugees, earthquake relief and other topics.

This is just skimming the surface of mobile VR in 2016, though: there are dozens more excellent apps to try.See more gadget review

Source: theguardian.com