Soon we’ll all be using virtual reality to tell and experience stories. The proof is in the growing number of virtual reality sites dotting the web. But are there any that already offer wow-worthy experiences?
WITHIN is one of the most recommended sites for high-quality virtual reality movies. Don’t miss it, even if you don’t have a Google Cardboard or an Oculus Rift lying around. It’s even more exciting than watching movies on a free movie app .
WITHIN Is Virtual Reality Storytelling at Its Best
The “normal” virtual reality films on WITHIN can be watched in a web browser, but the 360-degree virtual reality films can only be experienced using the WITHIN app. But it’s easy. Just download the app for iOS or Android and sit back with any VR headset.
File sizes for some films can be considerable so use that fact to decide on the movies to watch. And make sure you download it over Wi-Fi instead of data.
- Films include space themes, nature, topical documentaries, and even pop content like the Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience.
- You can also watch it without a headset as a 360-degree video on your desktop or phone. Low-end phones may not work as well. Note that these won’t be true 3D immersive VR.
- WITHIN supports Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR, and Google Daydream/Cardboard.
These films are not VR demos meant to showcase the potential. Each one is a well-designed immersive story made by an expert filmmaker. Try a film like Mr. Robot. You might be surprised how intimate a VR experience feels.
Excited about VR? Check out the best virtual reality apps for Android and the best VR games for Android and iOS . We’ve also looked at the best VR games you can play without a controller . And if you want more geeky content, here are the best sci-fi short films you can watch online .
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