2016 was the year of VR, and saw various VR devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Cardboard springing up to meet different levels of requirements for customers.
Unlike Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, which require a powerful PC to provide the VR experience, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard only need your Smartphone. They can provide the mobile VR experience at a fraction of the cost.
When it comes to watching videos with an immersive experience, a good VR video player is very important. The following is a brief overview of the most popular VR Players for the Android system and a table of comparisons between them.
VR Player PRO
This is a classic VR player which supports 2D, 3D, 360-degree video and photo playback. It provides rich input settings such as a game pad, keyboard, voice commands and Bluetooth remote, so you can easily control the app.
VU Cinema VR 3D Video Player
You can get the most immersive experience with the VU Cinema. The "Gaze Selection" function lets you control all the functions without using your hands. The changeable virtual scenes and seat selections are very special. You’ll feel like you are at the cinema watching a giant IMAX screen.
Cmoar VR Cinema
Just as VU Cinema supports the YouTube video playback and voice search, Cmoar also provides the DLNA and local Plex support (with an in-app purchase $2.99) to enrich the media sharing features.
VRTV VR Player PRO
VRTV has a user-friendly UI and offers lots of customizable settings. With this app, you can easily get into the VR world.
VaR’s VR Player PRO
VaR’s VR Player PRO is a new edition from Var’s Lab, which improves the network support such as SMB, UPNP and HTTP URL for streaming.