Virtual reality is taking off in a big way. However, it is still a very young industry. There are several VR platforms, including three mobile platforms with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR. Of course, Google Cardboard is also compatible with other simple, third party VR headsets.
These represent the three mobile VR platforms. All you need is a phone and the headset and you can get VR with these. The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc are more stationary VR experiences since they require a tether to a computer. In any case, here are the best mobile VR apps for Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR. For now, the majority of VR experiences involve entertainment. We didn’t observe many productivity apps or anything like that yet. Click here if you want to check out the best VR games!
- Google Daydream is Google’s official VR platform and the newest VR platform on the list. Click here to check out all of our picks for the top Google Daydream VR apps!
Samsung Gear VR
- The Samsung Gear VR works a lot like Google Daydream, but has apps in the Oculus Store instead of Google Play. You can check out our full list of the best Gear VR apps here!
Google Cardboard (and compatible VR headsets)
- Google Cardboard was the first VR platform on Android. It’s not the go-to VR platform for developers anymore, but it has some fascinating VR apps. Click here to check out the full list of the best Google Cardboard apps!
If we missed any great VR apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!