Virtual Reality Movies on Your Smartphone! Instructions, Tips and Tricks

Virtual Reality Movies Smartphone Videos
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In this day and age, there are already a lot of videos that can be viewed in glasses thanks to virtual reality. If you want to watch an occasional virtual reality movie, then a pair of cheap glasses will suffice for that purpose. So for little money, you’ll learn where the journey with virtual video can go.

A good example of an inexpensive and perfect pair of glasses is the Hi-Shock X4 3D glasses. It is suitable for a wide range of smartphones and is easy to use. These 3-D glasses are ideal for the first entry into virtual worlds. According to Amazon customer reviews, the lenses are actually a bit sharper than those on the Samsung Gear VR.

However, if you want to use the virtual reality glasses more often, then you should consider buying a good pair of VR glasses.

Popular Virtual Reality Movies on Youtube

The virtual reality film “My Brother’s Keeper” is in the drama genre and the story is about two brothers who are enemies. The video is about 10 minutes long and can be viewed via the Google Cardboard app.

The short animated film, “Invasion!“, is about a bunny who faces strange aliens with laser equipment. The video can be played on the Oculus Rift, Gear VR and other regular VR glasses. It was directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar writer).

Dispatch” is a thriller drama. The virtual reality video has a playing length of about 20 minutes, which provided a breath of fresh air in the VR film scene. Director Edward Robles released the short film in 2017 and always makes sure to get more video footage!

The first episode of the series is available for free on the Samsung Gear or Oculus Rift. Further episodes cost about 3 Euro.

For Mr Robot and virtual reality fans, the VR video “Mr Robot VR Experience” is a must watch. In these 13 minutes, you’ll get some interesting insights about the main character, Elliot Anderson.

You’ll also get valuable background information on Mr. Robot. Sam Esmail’s popular series has been running for several years. In 2016, the virtual reality version of the video was released.

360 degree movies for VR glasses

If you want to watch 360° VR movies with glasses, YouTube is the first valuable place to go for high-quality and free virtual reality movies.

In the VR-360 movie “Evolution Of Verse” it is shown how the future could look like with the glasses. The film is free and gives viewers the opportunity to capture the immersion of virtual reality.

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The New York Times film “NYT MAG VR: Take Flight” shows a different kind of VR adventure for a change: get on a plane and enjoy the flight with famous celebrities like Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Lily Tomlin, Melissa McCarthy, Benicio del Toro, Jason Mitchell and Jacob Tremblay.

Stream Virtual Reality Video with Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix developed a free app a few years ago to stream Netflix content as video via the Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Go. Unfortunately, opinions are split on this app for virtual reality videos. For example, many users are currently complaining about the lack of support and poor instructions for streaming Netflix.

Possibly Netflix will upgrade here in the coming months. The potential of the app is simply incredible, provided the hidden features are found.

Watch videos on your smartphone: Instruction

To have the videos displayed in the right way, you first need an app. But how exactly do such video apps work? Follow the steps below and within a few seconds you should see your personal Virtual Reality adventure on the display.

  1. Navigate to the Google Playstore and download the app “AAA VR Cinema“.
  2. Launch the app and select a 360 3D virtual reality video. You should download the videos from YouTube beforehand.

The app only works with media / videos that are stored on your smartphone. While this is a bit awkward at first, you can get a lot more out of virtual reality movies via this app. So you can also watch the videos in 360° Side by Side 3D!

Alternatively, you can download the Google Cardboard app from the iTunes or Google Play Store. Then launch the app and click YouTube 360. There you can watch all virtual reality movies via the usual YouTube search. Documentaries are a good place to start for the first steps.

Jaunt VR – App for approx. 150 high-quality VR videos

The app Jaunt VR offers the possibility to watch a lot of free VR movies, from all possible 360 videos areas!

What should you look for in your VR adventure?

  • Your smartphone needs gyroscopes. Don’t worry here though, starting at around 150 Euros, every smartphone automatically gets a gyro sensor.
  • It should have at least a Full HD display. 2K would be optimal, of course.
  • Do not use inferior video quality. We recommend the resolution 1440p. or higher.

We hope you enjoyed our little guide to virtual reality videos. If you feel like making your own video and don’t know how much you would spend, just use our online film cost calculator.

This article was written by a guest author. Filmpulse has not received any compensation or monetary consideration for the publication.

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Viktor
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Viktor (aka: Mugen) from mugens-reviews.de writes guest articles in cooperation with Filmpulse. Since 2018, Viktor has been writing informative guides and reviews on the latest products on his blog to protect himself from bad purchases. He likes to share this information with his fellow men :)

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