The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

It's on my face - now what?

The number of great apps, games, short animations and interactive experiences for the Samsung Gear VR just keeps getting bigger. And it's still a very popular mobile VR headset, even with new competitors like the Oculus Go around.

Here's our roundup of the best apps, games, short films and interactive experiences available for Gear VR right now.

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These can all be downloaded from the Oculus Store, either directly from your smartphone or once it's slotted into the headset. Samsung's new VR video & experience platform, launched in 2017, can also be accessed from a new Samsung VR app, as well as from SamsungVR.com.

The best Samsung Gear VR games

Let's face it, you probably bought this as a gaming device, so your first stop will be games you've heard of from mobile or titles with environments and characters you want to experience in VR.

Along Together

In this one, you play a child's imaginary friend. The kid's dog, Rishu, goes missing and it's up to you to help save the day. You'll be able to guide the child through the world to find the dog, doing very normal things like lifting up trees and moving boulders.

$9.99, oculus.com

Poker VR

Built for the Oculus Go but also available on Gear VR (with controller support), Poker VR has daily tournaments against friends and other headset owners with 50 trophies up for grabs. Plus expressive avatars are designed to help you read tells (though we wouldn't rely on this).

Free, oculus.com

Virtual Virtual Reality

We've got an odd title here, but it's all part of the charm. Here's a narrative-focused comedy-adventure game in a world where AI is so rampant that humans have lost their purpose. You play a human trying to break out and find freedom among our AI overlords.

$9.99, oculus.com

Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay

Alright, you rebel scum. Poe Dameron needs your help in the Star Wars universe. You'll need to get down and repair BB-8 and other adorable droids so that they're ready to take on the First Order. Each of the droids has its own personality, and this one is even connected to the story of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. May the Force be with you.

Free, oculus.com

IT: Escape from Pennywise

Also available for Google Daydream, Escape from Pennywise takes its cues from the blockbuster horror movie IT. You'll be trapped by Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and you'll have to choose your path and escape. Sounds simple, right? Well, if only these things were that simple. Just as Georgie discovered.

$0.99, oculus.com

Micro Machines VR Racer

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

The table-top racing favourite has been brought into virtual reality, but don't worry, it looks just how you remember it. You still play with a bird's-eye view, but with the added immersion of VR. The main drawback is the lack of multiplayer, but it's still as addictive as hell, with some inspired tracks to pick from.

$9.99, oculus.com

Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit

Now you can jump into the world of Blade Runner yourself. A rogue replicant has murdered two people, and it's up to you to track him down. You'll be piloting a spinner, searching futuristic Los Angeles while in pursuit. Ryan Gosling not included.

Free, oculus.com

Hitman Go: VR Edition

A third person, turn-based strategy board game, Hitman Go in VR is more fun that it sounds. It looks amazing, as anyone who has played the Square Enix game on PC or console will know and is downright tricky as you help Agent 47 navigate around a grid layered on top of model-like environments. You can get it on the Oculus Rift (where it's slightly more expensive) as well as the Gear VR. Supports both the trackpad and Bluetooth controllers.

$7.99, oculus.com

Sing Space

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Do your best Gloria Gaynor rendition in this new multiplayer karaoke title from Harmonix, the name behind Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Using the built-in mic and a pair of headphones, you can sing your heart out in a virtual karaoke room with a bunch of pals. It's not as terrifying as it sounds when you're all embarrassing yourself equally (apart from that one person who nails it every time). It also comes with support for the Gear VR controller.

$4.99, oculus.com

Please Don't Touch Anything

More than just a brilliant premise and name, PDTA is a reworking of a 2D puzzle game and it's a hoot in VR. It's a little short, especially if you race through the puzzles (looking for clues, solving riddles, pushing buttons), but there's new ones for fans of the original and gameplay is littered with geeky easter eggs/references.

$8.99, oculus.com

Drop Dead

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Drop Dead is one of the best first person shooters on Gear VR. Yes, it's a wave shooter, but there's a good amount of variety, while gameplay is smooth and you have the added bonus of multiplayer. Not one of the priciest titles out there, so we'd recommend giving it a look.

$9.99, oculus.com

Minecraft: Gear VR

Minecraft in virtual reality isn't a perfect experience yet, but with a bit of patience and a controller (you need one of those here) this will blow Minecraft fans' minds with Pocket Edition modes like Creative and Survival. If the full on immersion isn't what you're after, you can choose to play in 2D i.e. viewing your blocky gameplay on a 'display'.

$6.99, oculus.com

BombSquad VR

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Also on Google Cardboard, BombSquad VR belongs to the type of third person, god's eye board game-style title that we're seeing made for VR - with a splash here of Super Smash Bros. It's cheap, it's cute and it's great fun with (local) multiplayer options including co-op, teams and free for all for things like capture the flag. Oh and the explosions are the bomb.

$2.99, oculus.com

Smash Hit VR

An example of a VR arcade game from Mediocre Games that we could play for days, this is a great transition from the smartphone game of the same name. You'll have to get used to shifting your head from side to side to hit all your targets but when you get in the zone, Smash Hit VR can be actually pretty relaxing with alternately hued environments to experience. Plus, you might find gazing and tapping easier than the mobile version.

$2.99, oculus.com

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Most of the apps and games on the list can be passed around the group pretty easily but Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an example of a game that's designed for a bunch of you to play.

Only one person needs to wear the Gear VR and the rest give the headset wearer instructions (via pages and pages of a printed manual) to defuse the bomb they're trapped in a room with. Also on regular Steam but comes into its own in VR. A special treat rather than an everyday go-to. Who said VR is anti-social?

$9.99, oculus.com

Land's End

Ustwo's first VR game is mesmerising and to fans of Monument Valley, that should be no surprise. It's a slow, relaxing puzzle game over five chapters (for now), which makes lovely use of the Gear VR's head tracking as controls.

Serene sunsets, blocky mountains and a range of easy peasy to slightly head scratching - but always mysterious - puzzles. It's best played while standing or on a swivel chair.

$4.99, oculus.com

Gunjack

This CCP Games VR game started life as Project Nemesis, which we played way back in early 2015. It's an arcade space shooter with big attention to detail. You get a body to look down at in your fixed cock-pit and there's cracks in the glass as you get hit by enemies.

It's set in the EVE universe so the sequences are pretty and it's quick to get the hang of the controls, like sliding back on the touchpad to reload. A game game for those who just want to bash a controller.

$4.99, oculus.com

Oculus Arcade

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This is another virtual environment in which you do things in 2D but hey, it's a virtual arcade so shut up. Play Pac-Man, Sonic, Galaga and more in three arcade rooms. Everything is free for a while but you have to pay to unlock unlimited play.

Free, oculus.com

Esper & Esper 2

Esper shows off the potential of VR for puzzle games, not just first person shooters. If you liked Portal, you'll have the patience to play along with the puzzles here with your 'telepathic' powers using the Gear VR's touchpad as well as appreciate the intriguing 70s visuals and playful dialogue. Plus, once you've played this, you can play Esper 2 - slightly more expensive at $9.99.

$4.99, oculus.com

Dreadhalls

First person is where VR really comes into its own and the Gear VR is no exception. The journey through creepy dungeons in Dreadhalls, picking locks, opening doors, keeping your lamp going and checking behind you is damn scary especially considering how long it makes you wait to get attacked. Then you run away, heart genuinely pumping. Super terrifying. Also on Oculus Rift with touch controls.

$4.99, oculus.com

Darknet

An arcade-style, strategy hacking game with neon visuals and a stern voice giving you instructions, Darknet sees you spread viruses through a network of nodes, banking the Bitcoins and causing carefully constructed mayhem.

The hacking takes place in more of a 2D game environment and a lot of Darknet reminds us of any well-crafted smartphone game that doesn't just rely on graphics.

$9.99, oculus.com

Anshar Wars 2

There's two Anshar Wars games on the Gear VR now. It's a neat space shooter in which you control the direction your ship is going with your head movements. Firing missiles is taken care of through a Bluetooth controller or the headset's touchpad. One more thing - it's games like this that make you realise you need to invest in a good swivelling office chair to get the most out of the Gear VR.

$4.99, oculus.com

Temple Run VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Making the graduation from smartphones to the realm of virtual reality, Temple Run is back at it again and forcing you to run away from wild beasts while racking up points.

Turning your head will allow you to see the Arctic Gorilla Monkey hunting you down, with tilts helping you pick up coins and avoid blocks on the winding path. If you can tolerate consistent motion and happen to enjoy free things, this is a no-brainer download.

Free, oculus.com

The best Samsung Gear VR apps and experiences

It's not all about games, here's a few surprising things you might not have realised you can try out in virtual reality on the Gear VR. Plus there's interactive games then there's interactive experiences. Many of the below VR apps blur the lines between active and passive consumption.

YouTube VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

YouTube has made the jump to Samsung Gear VR with an official app - it's also available on Daydream, Vive and PlayStation VR. As well as years and years worth of quality 360 degree apps, Google is also hyping some exclusives including 360 backstage footage of Portugal The Man. Plus there's a social 'watch together' option that will appear under the regular controls which is actually cross platform with Daydream. Pretty cool.

Free, oculus.com

Plex VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Another gap filler, Plex VR lets you browse your local media and then - if you like - watch it in a virtual 3D environment such as a swanky apartment or retro drive-in. Plus there's reworked Plex UI controls for virtual reality. Now on Gear VR and Oculus.

Free, oculus.com

Oculus Venues

Virtual reality can transport you anywhere, so why not transport you to live events? That's exactly what Oculus Venues does, taking you to concerts, comedy shows, sporting events and more. You can watch by yourself if you want, but by default you'll be watching with a whole crowd of people.

Free, oculus.com

CNN VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

CNN's big jump to VR is like being inside a newsroom for the future. You're at the control panel here, picking and choosing stories by taking these orbs and tossing them in the center of the control panel. You'll also get 360 videos from CNN reporters across the world in addition to the more traditional 2D news and clips from stalwarts like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper.

Free, oculus.com

Coco VR

Pixar's first attempt at virtual reality just so happens to be a social experience. Here you'll put together your own character, rock your own style and then meet both friends and characters from the Day of the Dead-themed movie. You'll also be able to take gondola rides and be the star of a concert.

Free, oculus.com

Jaunt VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Make Jaunt one of your first Gear VR app downloads, it's one of a few live action libraries but the quality here is really high. Stream short experiences from backstage at concerts to 360-degree journalism from ABC News.

Free, oculus.com

Facebook 360

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Last year Facebook launched its first dedicated VR app, a new way to view 360-degree photos and videos on the Gear VR. Facebook 360 surfaces 360 content from your news feed and plonks it in front of your face, with a bunch of different 'feeds' to choose from, including content not within your own network. And best of all, it costs nothing.

Free, oculus.com

VISO Places

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A nice choice to get a hit of that travel rush without leaving the sofa, VISO Places is surprisingly easy to navigate with really great controls for selecting tourist attractions or natural beauty spots around the world and looking around the area. They are stills, of course, but it's still freaky when you re-visit a panorama that you've visited before.

Previously called Streetview VR, there's 3,000 locations and the ability to bookmark images and even lead a group via audio chat. Also on Oculus Rift.

Free, oculus.com

Samsung Internet

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Lots of people have complained that there's no way they would pick up a mobile VR headset without a browser and Samsung has listened. You can open up sites via voice or by selecting from favourites like YouTube. Use Gaze mode to select stuff but there's an onscreen keyboard too; and there's even a private browsing mode.

Free, oculus.com

Oculus Rooms

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Oculus Rooms is essentially just a hangout space where you and your friends can mess about, play minigames, watch a virtual TV, or jump into one of the more substantial multiplayer games mentioned above. Parties is the name of Oculus' built-in voice chat that lets you see what friends are up to and add them to your party if you so wish.

Free, oculus.com

NextVR

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If you really want to feel like you're at a sports or news event, download NextVR. It livestreams events to VR headsets like the Gear VR in 180 degrees and has tested its system out on the US Open and NASCAR. Many more live sports, msuic and politics events are to follow with NextVR Originals including Paranormal Evidence investigations.

Free, oculus.com

Soundscape

One for music makers, Soundscape is a very cool experience that lets you tap to add musical notes, change effects, add drums. Jam alone or with two random people in a multiplayer mode. The theory is that because the notes are based on a pentatonic scale, no matter what you do, it'll sound good-ish.

$2.99, oculus.com

Netflix

Yep, Netflix. You can now download and view the movie and TV streaming service on a Samsung Gear VR. Like Oculus Cinema, it simply gives you a private, virtual space (a luxe/rustic cabin living room with a big screen) in which to watch regular 2D content. Still, people are very much spending their time doing this.

Free (with subscription), oculus.com

Disney Movies VR

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Here's a must for Disney fans. You'll be transported into the many, many worlds that Disney owns. You can hang out at Cinderella's Castle or stand at the base of Avengers Tower. Want to jet through Star Destroyer ruins on Jakku or hang out with BB-8 on the Millennium Falcon? Be their guest. Yes, there's a Beauty and the Beast experience, too.

Free, oculus.com

AltSpace VR

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The social app AltSpace VR is cross-platform (Gear VR, Oculus, HTC Vive) so it's a virtual hang out space that one-ups Oculus Social. You can watch streamed videos with other headset wearers and even share virtual web browsers. Well worth a look, especially since Microsoft is backing it.

Free, oculus.com

Jurassic World Blue

The best Samsung Gear VR apps: Games, videos and experiences to download first

Life finds a way to keep opening theme parks with dinosaurs. In this game, Jurassic World has been closed for four years now, but there's a volcano threatening the lives of these dinos. You'll head back to Isla Nublar with Blue in this episodic adventure as she looks for signs of life.

Free, oculus.com

Affected: The Manor

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We don't want to spoil the VR horror scares too much but if you want something jumpy and squealy, give Affected a go. Try it out in the privacy of your own home then subject your mates to it and make sure you have a spare phone to capture the reactions.

$2.99, oculus.com

Notes on Blindness

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One of our VR highlights from the selection at Cannes 2017, Notes on Blindness is a must download. It's a meditative VR experience that uses minimalist animation and sound to put you in the shoes of a professor who lost his sight and documented becoming blind. Note: it's 2GB so clear some phone storage.

Free, oculus.com

Song of the Sea VR

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, Song of the Sea VR takes you into the film's Great Storyteller's Cavern. You'll get to fully immerse yourself in the film's environments and see a mixture of animation of VR. Like the film itself, the animation and art style here are absolutely gorgeous.

Free, oculus.com

The Night Cafe

This one is nestled in the 'Concepts' area of the Oculus store. Part animation, part VR experience, it is a wholly odd way to spend a few minutes - or more. The Night Cafe is a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh and his oil paintings - sunflowers, the chair in his bedroom, self portraits - from Borrowed Light Studios and this VR app lets you well, walk around inside them. It's somewhat surreal (lower case 's') and feels a little like intruding on someone else's dream.

Free, oculus.com

Gone

Gone is a episodic thriller from the creators of The Walking Dead and it shows. It's a TV show-style narrative, which enfolds in front of you but you can follow 'hotspots' via your gaze to zoom over to a clue or conversations that might be relevant. So it's interactive but you don't seem to impact the plot. The storyline and 'clues' are very much in the True Detective style, which is not a bad thing. You'll race through the episodes.

One note: This experience is only available in Samsung VR in Gear VR. For whatever reason, it won't show up in the Samsung VR store outside of Gear VR.

Free

Cirque du Soleil - Inside the box of Kurios

This is a great intro for someone who is putting on a VR headset for the first time. A classy Felix & Paul Studios production, you get a private performance of Cirque du Soleil's steampunky Kurios show and it's pretty magical.

Everything is perfectly choreographed to stun and unlike the previous Zarkana effort, it's a decent length too. You'll be clapping to yourself by the end.

Free, oculus.com

Rose

This app is designed to be the home for CG animated VR shorts and the first one - Rosebud - is blooming adorable. It's by Penrose Studios which was founded by ex Oculus Story Studio head Eugene Chung.

We won't give away the plot too much, but do the tutorial first to get the hang of zooming in and out for the charming action in front of you. You can also hold to 'grab' an object to make it and anchor point and rotate round it, which you should try out towards the end of this short.

Free, oculus.com

Within (VRSE)

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Within (previously VRSE) is a must if you're looking for quality. You can watch some of the most impressive VR vids made so far, including Vice News and Spike Jonze's VR broadcast from a NYC protest - it's rough around the edges but you really do feel like you're right there in the middle of it - and Evolution of Verse, the beautiful short film by Chris Milk.

Also, in the Within collection is a Mr. Robot series and a collaboration with the UN which includes the short films Clouds over Sidra and Waves of Grace.

Free, oculus.com

Let us know your favourite apps, games, shorts and experiences for the Gear VR in the comments.

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  • fb_102048·

    no  Nightterror Terror on that list?

    • putmoregames·

      plz very little selection...

      • Neomancer·

        He/she is curating so of course the list will end at some point. Go make your own list and make it as long as you want. 

  • Pauline·

    Where and how did you download these apps/games?

    • abeezy_here·

      The Oculus app has most of these apps you can download... I never saw Ikarus on there. 

    • Monty4211·

      where and how did I download apps/games to my gear vr

  • famadorian·

    Seriously, I was there since Lawnmower man, but I will not buy this crap without a normal browser. 

    • asielcode7·

      It has a browser and it works great.  Just buy it dude, it's amazing!

    • Carlosmarkic·

      what kind of a retard buys a vr device for web browsing? Your parent must be cousins...

      • Neomancer·

        You'd be surprised how useful it is for looking up hints mid game or something.

  • cobrasixtysix·

    Because of the relatively low resolutions (figuratively speaking) of using phones for VR headsets, has anyone ever thought of doing a kind of SLI thing where you would create a headset that could house not one, but two phones, one for each eye and sync the outputs on both screens? Sure you would need two phones, but It would increase the resolution dramatically from what we have now.

    • Judge·

      Current GPU architecture would make this a not very economical bump in power. Hence why NVidia and AMD are changing their architectures this year. The headset will improve but they need our support. So buy one as they are loads of fun! 

      I do miss head tracking though. When you get used to the PC consumer and Dev products this feels like a big step backwards. But unlike those I can use this on my commute

    • MDragon·

      Having 2 phones would look exactly the same. The low res is a limitation of how Phone screens are made and the current level of tech we have to work with. We also need to consider the current pixel density in relation to the lenses and being that close to the screen, it's call the 'Screen Door' effect, as you are actually viewing the pixels and the diamond like pattern that divides them (diamond like -at least in AMOLED).   

      Everyone is working on solution to this problem. But ultimately it's going to take a new type of AMOLED screen design with perhaps even higher resolutions and pixel density and techniques to hide or eliminate the pixel grid. I know there is software in the works to blend the screen door effects to smudge or blur them so it is less apparent but these aren't perfect solutions. 

      New lens technology is an important part of the equation, better lenses can zoom into a portion of the phones screen without needing to be close enough to see the screen door and at the same time allow thinner VR headsets. 

      Realistically the ultimate VR experience might be to use another technology altogether.  Like beaming laser images directly on to the eye, contact lenses, eye and brain implants. 

    • Kitch·

      Two phones, seriously??

      To make this technology work (financially I mean), it has to be accessible and economical.

      We all walk around with HD screens in our pockets now.  What a fantastic concept the VR Headset from Samsung is.  Now it just needs to made for all phones, so that our lesser technical friends with Apple devices can enjoy it too.

  • tota5·

    Check Finding Monsters Jake & Tess Adventures, I feel it should be on that list ;)

  • Aileen·

    Can you watch amazon prime movies on it?

    • EBHamptonVA·

      So far, the answer is no.  I downloaded 2 movies to the phone and have been searching for them to move into my library,  but can't seem to find them.  There is no app that works with the vr goggles and amazon movies yet.  If I locate the movies,  I'll post in here,  however amazon prime movies streaming will not work at all as of now. 

      • Uncle_Fester·

        Can you not watch prime movies through the browser? I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to amazon prime. I've found I can download any vid, dump it in a folder and access it through MilkVR. This includes regular video, 3d movies and the 180 and 360 degree VR video. If you're in the wrong region to grab Milk from the store there are tutorials everywhere how to fudge your region to go in and get it.

  • pdconner·

    Curious.... I cant find the Oculus Cinema or most of these apps.. I am confused about what to download on my Samsung Note 5 and from where (Play Store or Samsung Store).. I just ordered the Samsung Gear VR today and it will be here on Tuesday and wanted to get the phone ready.. Anyone care to explain.. or help me..  

    • mopycat·

      The Oculus Cinema and apps are available via Oculus Store, which is ONLY available after you connect your handset to the Gear VR. Once the Gear VR is connected, the phone will then download the Store and you'll be able to search/install these.

    • Lumen8ight·

      Hello, pdconner. The only way to get the Oculus store is from the actual headset. Once you initially plug it in, it will immediately download the necessary programs etc...You can download right from the gear or even after you disconnect from the gear. Just open the app on your phone (it will then be installed already), and browse and download what you wish. I have one and love it! Enjoy mate!

    • s.charara·

      Afraid you can't prep just yet. When the Gear VR arrives, follow the instructions in the booklet and connect your Note 5 to the headset. It then prompts you to download the Oculus and Samsung apps and you'll be good from there. Have fun!

  • Afiso·

    I can't add my creditcard. I'm from Holland. 

    • Michellevr·

      I cannot add my payment info either and it shuts my phone off 

  • Cupcakeimissyou·

    I downloaded apps from the play store and I'm not sure how to play it on the gear vr? 

    • asielcode7·

      Just plug it in to the vr headset and then go to Library.

    • tyardley·

      You don't download games from the google playstore. Those are for google cardboard. You can disable the GearVR service which then you can use the apps from the playstore. Look up the app Package disabler. 

  • max_meister·

    Eine Frage: Ist das Spiel Gunjack √ľberhaupt schon drau√üen...Wenn ja ist es mit der Samsung Gear VR kompatibel?

    Danke 

  • Lizbeth-r·

    How come I cannot find the dreadhalls game on the app store? 

  • Prizeguy·

    just wondering why the arcade ent installing.any 1 no..not many good games on gear vr. Carnt see the vr coaster.???

  • streetmember·

    is there a way to use you'r phone normaly while wearing the Headset?  that would make the experence complete for me, to just switch to another app in 2D.
    also what about youtube?

    • dfennell·

      I 2nd this I have been looking for this kind of app since I got my headset you would think it would be an easy thing to do. I'd gladly pay for it.

      I'm waiting with you.....

      • grag37·

        you can watch youtube in normal 2D, 3D or 360 inside the samsung internet app. just go to te youtube url and you're set

  • Shuvani·

    Too bad 'Titans of Space' contains some major mistakes in information about the age of stars. No way a read giant can just be about 10 million years old. Its a pity and makes no sense at all if you consider the high tech standards of the app itself.

  • raider·

    How do we download the FREE games we are suppose to get with the VR and what are they?  No directions or anything on where to go for this.

    • CaptainJester·

      Once you recieve the headset and connect it, your phone will download the oculus app. After you create an account it will give you the option to dl the 6 free games

  • Vank2u·

    I have the VR but can't access the apps that I have download on my phone. I will love to use my phone normally why wearing the VR.

    • Nighthawk610·

      You can't use the non-vr apps your phone has installed on it because there is no way to split the images into two separate screens, one for each eye.  You would need some sort of wrapper that could take your phones screen and split the images.  Even if you did split the images they would appear flat and floating in front of you because they were not made to wrap around you in full 360 degree 3D video.  Also, how would touch the screen to control it?  The touchpad only allows you to do up down left right and click.  There is no cursor in cell phone apps.

      As an example of this, check out the YouTube app.  If you watch a video you will see a cardboard app icon in the bottom corner. When you press that the app splits the screen into two images so you can watch it through Google cardboard.  Unless an app has been developed to do that it won't work.

  • pete1061·

    When you embed videos on a page, please include all the controls for that video, like volume, play/pause, etc.

    Very unprofessional web design. 

  • RalphVojvoda·

    I opened the Oculus store on my note 5 and was unable to locate the Oculus Arcade. Any suggestions?

  • Jungleboy1121·

    I want to watch 3D movies like avengers and just whatever on galaxy 7, how do I

  • MDragon·

    Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games 

    Should be on the list!!

  • Streamingsteve·

    why wasn't a headphone jack included on the helmet?  Stereo sound or simulated surround would have been nice vs phone speaker.

    • LinShakka·

      You just plug your headphones on your phone's headphone jack.(say that 3 times fast, lol)

      The plastic cover of the Gear VR even has a hole for it.

      You should plug the headphones in the phone, before putting the phone in the Gear.

  • trlehman74·

    Can anyone help? I cannot locate the Oculus Arcade on the Gear VR? If they took it away, does anyone know when they will get it back?

  • Breezyan·

    Great article! I just got my Gear and this list was perfect for me since I didn't know where to start. Now a have plenty of great content. Thanks for sharing!

  • Maureen123·

    looks good

  • mikster·

    can you watch any movies from Netflix on it?

    • Cloaker·

      Yeah, there's a Netflix app which essentially is like the Netflix TV app except you're in a virtual lounge room. On paper, it sounds stupid. In practise? I actually really like it.

  • kalaxus·

    Can you play Five Nights at Freddy's on Gear?

  • Stui·

    can I use this device on my 6 edge ?? 

  • vitoriateofilo·

    Please check newest version of VR Gallery. I think it is a candidate for a list update.

  • ssmithers·

    I want to know if I can play Kim Kardashian Hollywood on the gear VR Oculus

  • kathyten·

    do I set up my account on computer first and then connect my phone to the vr

  • noga·

    I'm so hyped. so many games i wanna try... think I'm going to have to hire a VR headset off of Fat Lama this weekend... yet to decide if i will try PS4VR or HTC Vive...

  • iambixby·

    What is the best zombie game for Samsung VR?

  • digitaldeez·

    does Gear VR have a desktop app or a windows app that we can use to work on spreadsheet or power point presentations...??? or drawing apps?

  • debor·

    What is the chance they will ever bring catatonic back....that was my favorite!!