Top 5 Google’s VR Apps You Should Never, Ever Miss

In 2014, Google announced a cheap and accessible standard for experimenting with virtual reality called Google Cardboard. Who would’ve thought that a normal cardboard could be used as a VR viewer?

Since then, we know that Google will make this virtual reality journey more exciting than Google’s previous projects. And, it shows when Google started developing applications for VR. In this post, we have curated five Google’s VR apps you should never, ever miss on your smartphone.

Let’s go.

Google’s VR Apps



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Cardboard is a first taste of virtual reality on your mobile phone.

Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favorite VR experiences, discover new apps, and set up a viewer.

Try out a set of included demos as well

Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth.
Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide.
My Videos: Watch your videos on a massive screen.
Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle.
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
Arctic Journey: Fly alongside Arctic terns, create your own flower garden, relax under the northern lights and more.

Download Cardboard on Android.

Download Cardboard on iPhone.

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Cardboard Camera

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Who says you need an expensive 360 camera to capture a 360 picture? You can do it with your mobile phone!

Capture and share moments with virtual reality (VR) photos. VR photos let you experience scenery and sound in every direction and in 3D, making near things look near, and far things look far. From vacation travels to family get-togethers, capture the moment with Cardboard Camera and relive it in VR.

Download Cardboard Camera on Android.

Download Cardboard Camera on iPhone.

Google’s VR Apps



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On March 13, 2015, YouTube enabled 360-degree video which can be viewed from cardboard VR viewer, like BeThere Book. YouTube is now the biggest library of 360-degree videos.

(See also: How NOT to Mistakenly Watch YouTube 360 Video)

(See also: Top 25+ Best YouTube 360 Channels That Will Transport You to Impossible Experiences)

Download YouTube on Android.

Download YouTube on iPhone.

Google’s VR Apps


Google Spotlight Stories

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Google Spotlight Stories means storytelling for VR. We are artists and technologists making immersive stories for mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Enjoy the experience – look, listen, explore – and never worry that you’ll miss anything.

Download Google Spotlight Stories on Android.

Download Google Spotlight Stories on iPhone.

Google’s VR Apps


Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR lets you fly around the world, and it could be the best VR app all the time. However, Google Earth VR only supports HTC Vive at this time.


From these apps above, which one do you like the most? And, why? Let us know in the comment below!

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