10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone
Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing
You dont need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.
The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device in its own right too, especially when paired with a sub-20 Google Cardboard headset that uses your phone as its screen and works with both Android and iOS.
If youre getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. Theyre regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsungs Gear VR mobile headset thats a separate roundup in its own right for the future.
Note, the recently-launched Guardian VR app (Android / iOS) is not included in this roundup for reasons of fairness, but its worth a look: currently it has the Guardians first VR film, 6×9, which tells the story of the psychological damage of extreme isolation.
Starting with a really obvious one: YouTube is very keen on 360-degree videos and virtual reality, so theres 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.