When it comes to VR most of us usually think about video games with imaginative characters and simulated environment. However, its application isn’t just limited to the gaming industry. These days, this interesting technology is widely used to provide exciting and emotional feelings that viewers can experience in the form of 360-degree VR videos, also known as spherical or immersive videos. With the development of new cameras and supporting applications, it is now quite simple for us to watch and download these videos on different VR platforms.
VR 360 technology become one of the hottest topics in filming production. Over the last years, we have witnessed amazing uses of these cameras in education, traveling, geography, astronomy, and even medical science.
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The library and collection of VR 360 videos are increasing rapidly day by day, and YouTube is playing an essential role in shaping the future of this technology through its 360 VR hub. After nearly 3 years of this awesome content on Youtube, we have researched and collected a list of the most popular VR videos. With excellent contents and unique perspectives, they are seen, shared and liked by millions of people all over the world. Hope you enjoy it!
Mega Coaster: Get Ready for the Drop
Produced by Discovery VR network this roller coaster gives a ride of a lifetime. It feels more real than ever and push you into the back of your seat over 4,000 feet of track, speeding over 60 miles an hour.
Great White Sharks
Curiscope developed animation with Great White Sharks. In form of VR video you are able to uncover the secrets of the ocean in an atmospheric deep sea dive.
This immersive VR video by Samsung and Rapid VR gives you an opportunity to surf in Tahiti with CJ Hobgood. Tahiti is well known for some of the deadliest waves in the world and thaks to VR you are able to experience them remotely.
Avicii – Waiting For Love (360 VR Video)
Swedish musician Avicii released the new single “Waiting for Love” followed with an awesome 360° video. Great example how music industry can take advantage of Youtube’s VR interactive video support.
The Conjuring 2 VR Experience
Warner Bros released this VR experience prior to movie premiere. This exciting and unique VR video takes you in 1977 when England’s most notorious paranormal case took place.
Fighter Jet 360° cockpit view
You probably can’t fly fighter jet every day. This 360° VR video made from the cockpit of a Swiss Air Force F-5 fighter jet takes you up in the sky.
What Happens Inside Your Body
This VR journey is an educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside the human body. Travel through the bloodstream and discover how blood cells work to spread oxygen throughout the body.
Gorillaz – Saturnz Barz 360
Another example from music industry is Gorillaz’s “Saturnz Barz” 360 VR video in addition to the standard visual. It was the most successful debut in YouTube VR with over 3 million views during its first 48 hours.
Visit Hamilton Island
Rapid VR partnered with Qantas, Hamilton Island and Samsung to produce a unique and exciting VR video of one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Great way for tourist to visit destinations virtually before making their choice.
Journey To The Edge Of Space
Experience what it’s like to leave Earth thanks to the weather balloon. Traveling to over 90,000 feet from troposphere into the stratosphere. Don’t forget to look around and enjoy your journey to the edge of space.
How Animals See The World
Now this is quite an experience. Looking through the eyes of different animals in 360 VR might help us better understand our pets.
We will continue adding popular VR videos to the list and you are welcome to add your suggestions in comments.
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