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Looking Back: Best Virtual Reality Apps of 2022


Virtual reality is no longer just a futurist's dream. There are dozens of virtual reality apps available, and they're getting better all the time. What's more, you can watch movies in virtual reality now.


Below are some of the best virtual reality apps of 2022:


Oculus Rooms is a free vr social app for Oculus Go that lets you watch movies, play games, and chat with friends. You can also use it to share photos and videos.

Your virtual reality home can be customized with Oculus Rooms. Decorate the walls with Facebook photos and personalize it with the furniture and decorating themes of your choice.


Make your big computer screens feel small. Virtual Desktop lets you turn your PC into a massive, multi-monitor display–from your phone or tablet. Connect wirelessly to your computer to watch movies, browse the web, play games on a giant virtual screen, or stream PC VR games. Virtual Desktop is a highly optimized, native application developed for low latency, high quality streaming.


Rec Room is a virtual reality social gaming app that allows you to play games with other people from around the world.

Play fun games, hang out with friends, and uncover new experiences! Rec Room is a social app where you can customize your cute avatar and dress it up to express your style. Then, play exciting games with friends from around the world or team up together to build amazing new adventures for us all to enjoy.


If you're a YouTube user, you know that the company has long been home to one of the most popular video sharing sites on the internet. The YouTube VR app allows users to watch videos from their favorite shows and channels using virtual reality headsets. It also lets them search for videos using their voice, which makes it easier than ever to find new content in an immersive format.


The free-to-play, stop-motion virtual reality film from Penrose Studios that tells the story of a young girl living in a cloud village is breathtaking. In Allumette, you are the camera, and your perspective directly affects how you explore its gorgeously drawn world. Despite the absence of dialogue or spoken words in Allumette, the characters' emotions are still conveyed through their body language and sound effects.

In Allumette, you'll feel as if you've been transported into a storybook world—one that lasts longer than most other VR narratives. Allumette is a poetic story that combines cinematic storytelling with game mechanics, but its focus on the human experience makes it feel universal.


Colosse, a short-story VR experience that responds to the rooted player’s gaze and movement as they walk through its world, has top-notch sound design and wonderful animation. With clever details all over, Colosse is a "real-time virtual reality storytelling experience" that makes the most of its scale. A natural sense of pace is provided by the short story's use of objects that only activate when you look directly at them, as well as audio and visual cues that guide the player's gaze. Certain events will occur depending on the direction you are facing.


Virtual reality can be used for social media and communication purposes

We’ve seen a lot of adoption from the big players, but there are still some virtual reality apps that stand out more than others. Facebook Rooms is a great example of how virtual reality can be used for social media and communication purposes, making it easy to connect with friends or family in a virtual space. Oculus Rooms and Rec Rooms are also good choices if you want to play games together as well as play music through Spotify and YouTube videos in 360 degrees. The other apps listed here all have their own unique offerings when it comes to entertainment options like watching a movie (Allumette) or an interactive VR short story (Colosse).


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